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November 22, 2004



Hi Reid, the stuffed eggplant reminds me of our yong-tau-foo. And I cannot resist spring rolls. Sea spring roll, eat spring roll.


Me too, I can't resist spring rolls when I see them. The healthier version is popiah, but I always give in to temptation whenever I see deep-fried, crispy spring rolls.


The Vietnamese usualy eat the deep-fried spring rolls on a bowl of vermicelli noodles, mixed with lettuce and various mint leaves, and flavored with some diluted fish sauce.


Here's an example:


Oh yes you can't beat munching on slices of spring rolls with vermicelli, crunchy salad and nuoc cham! Here's the latest one I've eaten:

I like the self-service PAYE (Pay as you eat) counter though. Reminds me of the vending machine soba stands outside the train stations in Japan:


Hi Umami,

I heard about yong tau foo and how good it was. I'm looking forward to trying it. I can't resist spring rolls either, especially ones that are nice and crispy like these were. =)

Hi Julia,

I love crispy, deep-fried spring rolls too much to give them up. I've never tried popiah, but I've heard that they are good. Did you know that Thais call their spring rolls poh piah also?

Hi Dennis,

Nice to see you again. Normally, I don't eat spring rolls this way, I normally like them served with cold rice vermicelli, veggies and some grilled beef or chicken. Here's a couple of previous posts:

Hi AugustusGloop,

Nice to see you again as well. That looks delicious. Is that grilled pork in the bowl as well? Mmmm..

I've heard about the Japanese vending machines from a friend who just got back from Tokyo. Seems like all of the writing is in Japanese, and if you can't remember what you wanted, you may pick the wrong item.


Hey.. Reid.. :)
I love the picture.. :) and especially the description of the stuff egg plant.. i think i would love.. :) I love spring rolls too.. but prefer the popiah.. because it isn't fried.. coz' i seems to have a problem... with fried stuff.. i get bad sore throats.. ! i had it so bad once.. i couldn't talk.. !! And yer know wat a chatterbox i am.. !! it was hell..fer me..!!


Hi MrsTweety,

The eggplant was actually very good! I've never had that here. Most of the time I choose the tofu curry or shrimp papaya salad, which are both good as well. Everyone keeps telling me that I need to eat popiah when I go to Singapore because it's so much better than the spring rolls we get here.

Is it much different than Thai summer rolls which are also not fried?

BTW...sorry you can't eat too much fried food! =( But then again, healthier eating is much better. I myself eat way too much fried food, and at my age, that means either a) put on weight, or b) more time in the gym... =)

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