Did spring rolls originate from Vietnam?
Like all spring rolls, its origin is Chinese and was given the name because they were originally filled with seasonal spring vegetables. “The dish may have originated from China, but has been modified to fit Vietnamese tastes,” says Franklin, who grew up in Da Lat, in the southern Central Highlands.
Where did Vietnamese spring rolls originate?
What do Vietnamese call summer rolls?
Though they’re often called spring rolls, a more accurate name for the Vietnamese rice paper rolls is summer rolls. Using this name distinguishes them from spring rolls, which are deep-fried. In fact, the Vietnamese name for these rolls — goi cuon — translates as salad roll.
What’s the difference between Thai and Vietnamese spring rolls?
In the Thai version, fresh spring rolls are wrapped in lettuce and fresh herbs. In Vietnam, fried ones are wrapped in lettuce. “The Vietnamese really love that juxtaposition of fresh and cooked, fresh herbs and cooked food,” Simonds says. “It is there in Thai cooking in certain dishes.