Originally posted by Sundancer7
What is the difference between spring rolls and egg rolls?
Sorry but I do not know. Is it the sauce??
Paul E. Smith
There's a version of Spring Rolls that isn't very different, but that's why I posted the picture above to emphasize that a "spring roll" from a Vietnamese place should be cold and have a thin, rice paper wrapper. It is not deep fried (and greasy) like an egg roll whose wrapper is, I think, wheat flour based (with egg, I assume). Also, the filling of good spring rolls is much lighter and with an emphasis on the veggies (raw), usually including cilantro. And rather than pork, the "protein" component is often seafood like shrimp (cooked).
The sauce is certainly different as well. With a spring roll, you shouldn't get mustard or that red-colored "sweet/sour" Chinese-American glop. Maybe a little hoisin, though, but usually something with a little fish sauce and other stuff I can't imagine.