Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls


1 x packet of bought popiah skin and/or Vietnamese rice paper
1/2 head romaine lettuce leaves sliced thinly
1/2 cup of any herb you like (Thai basil, mint, coriander)
150g broiled shredded chicken with a pinch of salt
150g cooked and peeled tiger prawns
150g tempeh/tofu fried with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder
2 x cup of bee hoon (rice vermicelli noodles) softened in hot water
1 x cucumber julienne thinly
2 x springs onions sliced up
1 cup pickles of your choice (Chili Pickles, Acar, Gherkins, Onion relish)
1 x carrot julienne thinly
2 x red chilies sliced up
A few sauces like siracha, thai sweet chili, hoisin sauce, chili oil or a simple garlic and soy based one 
I find this to be the best dinner party starter like ever! What you do is you get your guests to help you make their own starter. Sneaky, yes, but you'll come to find that it will be a fun activity for them. Learn how to whip up and make your own home styled version of vegetable spring roll! *TIP: Vietnamese rice paper comes in a wafer form and has to be softened with a quick dip in a bowl of water. Don't over dip with water or you may over-damped the rice paper and it will break or tear easily


1.Boil chicken or shrimps individually over stove and set aside.
2.Just place all the ingredients into individual bowls in the middle of the table. Place popiah skin/ Vietnamese rice paper with a bowl of water at each end of the table and get your guests to pass plates around to make their own spring rolls
3.Find a Youtube video on how to roll your own Vietnamese spring roll or popiah
4.Ensure you have enough sauces on each end of the table too so there is plenty to go around

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