According to the concept of folk from many generations, spring rolls are a dish that both symbolizes simplicity, rustic but no less luxurious. In the tray of rice on Tet holiday, spring rolls bring the meaning of wishing for happiness and peace for the whole family in a new year. Besides, this is also an indispensable dish in the offering tray to help show the children’s respect for their ancestors and grandparents.
1. Spring rolls
Spring rolls, also known as spring rolls, are made from pork ingredients. To make sausage, people must choose delicious butt meat, and process it right after surgery. After pounding, people will marinate with spices such as salt, pepper, fish sauce, … Then cover with a layer of banana leaves outside, bring to the kitchen to boil thoroughly until cooked.
Spring rolls are delicious and sweet of fresh meat, when eaten, they are crispy, chewy and rich. Spring rolls are also delicious, but even better when served with delicious fish sauce sprinkled with pepper. The rich meatloaf with a little spicy pepper mixed with it is absolutely delicious.
When enjoying, spring rolls are usually cut into semicircles or cut into pieces, depending on the needs of each family. In the tray of rice or Tet, spring rolls are usually cut into slices about 3 to 5 cm thick and cut into 6 pieces. Those who like to display more, turn the pork belly upside down to create a flower shape, more sophisticated, trim the two edges and then fold it. It’s the same, but it’s better to display it beautifully, isn’t it?!
2. Beef jerky
Many regions of Vietnam make beef rolls. Northern beef spring rolls are made similar to pork rolls, but replace pork with beef, then pound it, add fish sauce, pepper, and then boil. Beef spring rolls are pink and red, rich in taste and have a clear beef smell and always have pepper to make the pork more fragrant and reduce the cause of the meat. The way beef rolls are presented is the same as silk rolls.
The central provinces also still pound pork with salt and pepper, but in addition, there are garlic and sugar, so the pork rolls are a bit sweeter. On New Year’s Day, the rice tray of the Northern people must have 2, 3 or even 4 plates of spring rolls, while the Central and Southern people have less, in which beef rolls are a must. Looking at the red and pink spring rolls is not only delicious to the eyes but also beautiful.
3. Stir-fried spring rolls
Also known as spring rolls, fried spring rolls is a dish that can hardly be absent from the list of Vietnamese Tet holidays. This is a dish with a very unique combination of pork tongue, pig ears, wood ear, shiitake mushrooms, pepper, … Therefore, fried spring rolls always have a delicious, chewy, and lumpy flavor. And you can eat it all the time without getting bored.
Unlike spring rolls, beef rolls are often bought ready-made, stir-fried spring rolls are homemade dishes by many families. Still the meat, but the most important thing in the pressing stage. If you squeeze too tightly, the pork will be hard, if you press it too loosely, it will be difficult to eat. Stir-fried spring rolls are often served with pickles to relieve boredom. This dish is very delicious with banh chung or hot rice.
Veal or tamarind spring rolls is a specialty dish of Nghe An people. The main ingredients to make this dish are pureed veal and veal skin, rolled and steamed. The finished veal ham looks quite similar to veal ham, so many people also call it ham.
Calves have a very eye-catching color, pink from the veal and the yellow color of the surrounding pork fat. When eaten, calves have a very rich and delicious taste. When eating, instead of slicing thick like other types of pork, people cut it very thin and then dip it with chili sauce. This is a very popular dish in the Tet tray.
5. Five-color flower spring
Five-color flower cake is considered an indispensable dish on the Tet tray of many Vietnamese families. Not only because of the delicious taste, this dish also has an extremely eye-catching appearance with the brown color of salted egg yolk and wood ear, orange of carrots, green of peas.
Five-color flower cake has an extremely attractive aroma, the fatty, greasy taste of salted egg yolk and a little bit of black pepper. People eat this dish with noodles or can also be the main dish in a meal.
Above are 5 famous types of delicious spring rolls that cannot be missing on the rice table of Vietnamese families. Each type of spring rolls has its own flavor, all of which make up the diversity of Vietnamese cuisine from Tet to spring.