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If you like crunch when you munch, you can't go past a spring roll. Here are some of our favourites - sweet and savoury!
It's not hard to make top-notch spring rolls at home, as this recipe from Tai Nguyen for crispy pork and mushroom rolls shows.
If you like a chunkier style, try this recipe from Lisa Nguyen, filled with egg, pork, shrimp, crab meat, noodles and a bunch of flavourings. With a bowl of her nuoc cham sauce, you'll be in dip and crunch heaven.
Justine Schofiled was inspired to whip up her take on the classic after a visit to Macau, home to many great spring roll variations. There's a lot of flavour going on inside these crisp, crunchy numbers!
We can't talk spring rolls without incuding bun cha, the classic Vietnamese spring roll salad. This version combines the golden rolls with pork meatballs, rice noodles, fresh herbs and a sweet and spicy sauce.
A Mexican/American twist on the Aussie classic, which was in turn inspired by Asian spring rolls! This recipe has slow-cooked beef barbacoa filling inside a corn or flour tortilla casing.
"This is a fabulous recipe for people who are not very good at making desserts," says Poh of this sweet take on spring rolls. "This reminds me very much of a Malaysian goreng pisang – a street snack of banana that's battered and deep-fried. Imagine the oozy sweetness of banana and butterscotch coming from beneath layers of crispy skin, shattering with every mouthful."
There's something brilliant about the combination of banana and golden pastry, and here's another example. If you love banana fritters for breakfast, then try this recipe for sweet Filipino caramelised banana spring rolls. Popular as a street snack, they’re easy to make, and you can alter the filling as you desire. Try adding a bit of shaved chocolate!
"Chinese New Year is full of food-related symbolism. Two of the most common ingredients are spring rolls and oranges. Spring rolls are said to resemble gold bars with their shape and golden colour, while the Cantonese word for ‘orange’ is a homophone for the word for ‘wealth’. This dessert combines both ingredients for a sweet treat that’s as lucky as it is delicious," says Adam Liaw.
These crunchy, walnut-filled, deep-fried, syrupy parcels will have you dreaming about them long after you taste them.
These soft, creamy pillows are perfect with a cup of coffee or for a light dessert, and make a unique bring-a-plate idea for your next gathering.
These clever, crunchy spring rolls are filled with a mixture of beef, mustard, mozzarella and onion, which means you get the convenience of a finger food and the flavours of a cheeseburger.
A Thai twist on one of Australia’s favourite meaty pastries. The lemongrass and ginger add zing, while the shrimp paste adds to that salty-umami flavour we all love. #BringBackTheClassics
Traditionally made for celebrations and special occasions, these deep-fried pastries drizzled with honey are also known as diples. They are made throughout Greece and the shapes vary across the country, from bow ties to curly spirals.
These bean curd rolls are a popular snack during Chinese New Year celebrations. Filled with pork, water chestnuts and leek, they’re delicious served with a cold beer.