How to Assemble a Vietnamese Spring Roll
Anne Le, co-owner of Tamarine restaurant in Palo Alto, California (and former co-owner of Bong Su in San Francisco), warns against over- or understuffing Vietnamese spring rolls. And be sure to bury the pointy bean sprouts in the middle so they don’t tear your rice paper. (Here’s Le’s shrimp spring roll recipe for you to try.) Le also counsels spring-roll-makers on softening the rice paper, how to keep the rolls fresh, and what to dip them in.