Friday, September 5, 2014

Summer Roll Lesson

About a month ago coworker Ronnie brought all the ingredients for us to make summer rolls at work. So cool, yah!  I can't even tell you how much I love the guy.  Ronnie's history with our office goes back around 20 something years.  He first started right outta high school as a delivery guy. He left to pursue other careers and is now back with us in our billing department. 


Ronnie gave us a demonstration.  You first wet the rice paper wrapper.

You wet the whole thing.

Then you quickly pat up the excess water.

Then you put your preferred filling . . .

kinda like this.  Ronnie was pretty fussy about the correct placement of ingredients.

He even made a diagram for us.  I brought meat juhn . . . 

'cause you know how summer rolls gotta have meat juhn in um.  Plus I neva know what else to bring and that's all that was available at Keeaumoku Market first thing in the morning.

We each made our own summer rolls how we liked um.

Michele made a tapioca fruit dessert.  It went well with the summer rolls.








jenny said...

Wow, that's super generous of Ronnie! And those summer rolls look great! I can come work there or what? :)

jalna said...

Ronnie is awesome, Jenny. And, yes, I would love for you to come work with us.

Anonymous said...

can you ask him how or what he uses to julienne the carrots and cucumbers so nicely?

Susan said...

Jalna, can you tell me anything about the sauce that goes with the rolls.

K and S said...

super easy, I like making these!

Leslie's pics said...

that was awesome...I wish i was there for the demonstration! I always miss out on the good stuff, but thanks for making me mines!! :)

Kalin's Mommy said...

I loved it! It was so much fun!

Mark Shelby said...

Wow! Looks awesome! I think the only thing that could make this better and even more fun is a series of fancy dipping sauces to try out, bite by bite! Are the Winter rolls just as yummy? Winter coming up you know! ; )

jalna said...

Anon, Ronnie said that he used that thing with the holes in um, so I'm thinking that he used a grater.

K, Susan . . . Ronnie gave me two versions of making the peanut sauce. The first version was complicated and I got totally lost while he was explaining. The second version is easier . . . combine 5 tbs. hoisin sauce, 1 tbs. peanut butter, sugar, salt and water to thin. He said that usually Asian markets have bottled sauce, but he doesn't know how good they are.

I made it again at home too, Kat!

At least we know how now yah, Les.

Ronnie is da bomb yah, Mich.

I don't know about Winter rolls, Mark. The Vietnamese restaurant near my working place has them. Maybe I'll try them.

Susan said...

Tks Jalna!

Erick said...

That looks so ONO!

jalna said...

Any time, Susan!

You should try, Erick. And invite me.

Nippon Nin said...

Having fun again? So neat! I love salad rolls!

jalna said...

We all had a ball making our rolls, Akemi.