Koenig's Shenanigans in the Kitchen

Koenig

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Decided to make Vietnamese Rice Wraps for the first time, since going to Chinatown everytime I have a craving is a huge timesink.

First one was a complete disaster...which I promptly ate :D





Made two sauces: one is similar to guac nom, which is fish sauce with some rice vinegar and brown sugar, and the other is a peanut/hoisin sauce.
 

Jay

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Guac nom...that is really an acquired taste, like Kimchi. I know no Vietnamese would be caught dead without it on the table...but wow. Hats off to your courage. :p
Then Kimchi will make you blow fire and give you the worst Kimchi farts and burps.
 

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Maybe you wanna give a little more detail? We're not all familiar with Viet cuisine.

For starters, what exactly are those rice wraps? What's in it?
 

Koenig

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Fish sauce is really pungent, really have to go easy on it. As for what's in them, here's a list:

Each roll contains:
1 rice wrapper
1 lettuce leaf
3 Vietnamese mint leaves
3 shrimp (stir-fried with a dash of fish sauce, soy and hoisin)
1 small handful of rice vermicelli

Very tasty, very healthy. Almost no fat whatsoever since I used very little oil when stir frying.
 

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Oh, I absolutely love viet food, especially the beef rice noodle soups!
 

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I'm quite sure you're eating plastic! :eek:
 
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