You find interesting things on Instagram.
When I was casually looking at pictures, something like this caught my eye.
I did some research and found out that this is a Vietnamese dish called “Banh Trang Lui” (I’m missing commas here and there), and I loved how they look.
This was my first time using rice paper.
I eat them all the time.
I was always intimidated by the delicate look.
Well, I don’t know why I waited so long.
Rice paper is so much easier to handle than I anticipated.
And these were fun to make.
I couldn’t find an English recipe, but I did find a recipe written in Vietnamese with pictures.
I got a rough idea from the pictures, but I basically did my own thing.
Inside are garlic, onion, orange peppers, mushrooms, and tofu, all cooked.
These were served with sweet and spicy garlic chili sauce.
These were so good!!
I could have eaten a dozen more skewers.
By the way this is what the rice paper looks like before soaked in water and softened.
I wonder why they put this design on.