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By: Quincey Nguyen

Facts About Vietnam and Egg rolls

The food that you are reading is, egg rolls. Egg rolls are a, Chinese-style snack consisting of diced meat or shrimp and shredded vegetables wrapped in a dough made with egg and deep-fried. Egg rolls are from, Vietnam. Vietnam is in the north, east hemisphere. Also the area of Vietnam is 332,000 square kilometers. The natural resources that Vietnam uses is, phosphates, coal, manganese, rare earth elements etc. the major cities in Vietnam is, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Some natural disasters that occur there is, floods, storms, droughts etc. Also the ethnic group is Viet (Kinh). Vietnam has mountainous and forested hills. Vietnam has 89.71 million people, that live there. Vietnam's climate is tropical as well.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 -inch grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, sliced thinly
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1-inch julienne strips
  • 1 small red pepper, cut into 1-inch julienne strips
  • 1 cup Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 20 wonton wrappers covered loosely with a damp paper towel to prevent drying
  • 10 shrimps, cooked and minced
  • Dipping Sauce

  • 1/3 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Directions On How To Make Egg Rolls

    In a wok or skillet, stir-fry the ginger and garlic in 2 tablespoons of oil until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add scallions, carrots, and red pepper and stir-fry over high heat for 2 minutes.

    In a bowl, combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, and sugar. Add the Napa cabbage and broth mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft. Add sesame oil, cool for at least 15 minutes, and strain. Fold in the minced shrimp.

    Fill and roll the egg roll wrappers, using 1 tablespoon of filling for each roll. Working with 1 wonton wrapper at a time, place the wrapper with one corner of the diamond closest to you. Place 1 teaspoon of the filling in the center of the wrapper. Roll the corner closest to you over the filling. Brush the top corner with water. Fold in the sides of the wonton and continue rolling the egg roll up until it is closed. Press to seal, set aside, and continue with the remaining ingredients.

    In a skillet set over moderately high heat, heat the remaining oil and saute the egg rolls until golden brown on all sides, using tongs to turn them. Serve when cool enough to eat, with dipping sauce.

    Dipping Sauce:

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

    Wine Suggestion: Beringer White Zinfandel

    Recipe courtesy Food Network

    Where Can You Find The Egg Rolls?

    You can find egg rolls at, Taipei, the restaurant in, Oklahoma City. The egg rolls (2) at Taipei costs, $1.80 US.