I bought ingredients for Chinese food last week. There are now a number of excellent oriental food stores on the island run by Chinese people and its possible to find all the authentic ingredients. I get so excited when I go to these shops and have to restrain myself from buying too much !
I made the spring rolls last night and used Ving’s recipe and instructions. They were excellent and I still have a few in the fringe which will be great heated up at lunch time today.
There are a few simple tricks to achieving a fantastic rather than mediocre spring roll and I will be sharing them with you here. I am posting step by step photos with the recipe to follow. They can be frozen and cooked at a later date. I loved making them !
Lay a sheet of pastry diagonally and place some filling at the tip in a rectangular shape. Drain as much of the liquid as possible so that the do not become soggy. The sheet has a rough and smooth side. Keep the smooth side on the outer side.