A ruckus has broken out on Twitter over the availability of Taiwanese spring rolls in the LA area. Any leads?
Are taiwanese spring rolls that popular? I was just in taipei and didn’t really see them on offer at any street stands or any of the mom and pop restaurants that I stopped to eat at.
Apparently among ex-pats and next gens, I guess so.
What is a Taiwanese spring roll versus regular spring roll?
Taiwan Spring Roll?
We normally see a version of Spring Roll in Taiwan, only in street stalls though. Are the ones in the OP kinda sweet?
The ones we eat, are a bit sweet. With peanut powder and powdered sugar. Along with a combination of mushroom, bean curd, cilantro, carrot, bean sprouts, cabbage, pork and egg. All slivered/shredded. My wife orders it once in a blue moon, she don’t like sweets. Me? too much other stuff that grabs my attention on the street.
Info from the same question I asked on the predecessor board a few years ago.
Are you sure it’s not because of the upcoming 清明节 on April 5?
Nah. It’s because Frank Shyong just came back from Taiwan where he had one at a night market.
You can get these at the deli section of 99 Ranch in Arcadia or San Gabriel. The wrappers in my experience are made to order. I think the Chinese name is runbing (潤餅) or SE Asian folks might call them popiah.
I asked about them back in 2016 on Chowhound: https://www.chowhound.com/post/iso-runbing-banana-rolls-1035790
LOL too funny.