Delicious Vietnam – Smoked duck rice paper roll

Who doesn’t love Pho? But Vietnamese food is beyond Pho and through this monthly event started by A food lover’s journey and Ravenous Couple, it gives me the opportunity to explore more into the Vietnamese cuisine and its culture.

I had no plan and what I bought from the market was a little random as you can see. And what I have also included in the mix is the smoked duck that we bought from Bruny’s Island. It isn’t exactly Vietnamese but looking at the expiry date, it will have to do. I will suggest getting roast duck instead of using smoked duck. Including in the mix were fish floss and crispy rice cakes that I did not use. Shall leave it for another time. I have other ideas for it.

Rice paper roll ingredients

Rice paper roll ingredients

Please ignore the carrot, cucumber, chilli mixture and tofu beancurd skin. I made a vegetarian version for my weekly meatless and will appear in another post. And to be honest, I preferred the vegetarian version. Promise to share later in the week. Duck first!

Duck, tofu skin

Duck and tofu beancurd skin

Ingredients:

  • 1 piece of smoked duck thigh, sliced and cut into strips
  • 1 green apple, skinned, cored and julienned
  • A bunch of coriander
  • Rice paper
  • 50g of mung bean noodles
  • 4 tbsp of hoisin sauce
  • 2tbsp of peanut paste/butter
Stacking duck in rice paper

Stacking duck in rice paper

Method:

  1. Mix the hoisin sauce and peanut paste or peanut butter. This can be used as a dipping sauce as well and the seasoning
  2. Boil mung bean noodle in rolling hot water. Drain and set it aside
  3. Soak the rice paper in warm water to allow it to soften. Place it on a clean cloth and start stacking
  4. Spoon 1 tsp of hoisin and peanut mixture and thinly spread the middle of the rice paper. Add the mung bean noodles, then the duck strips and followed by the apple and topped with fresh coriander. Roll and continue till ingredients run out
Smoked duck rice paper roll

Smoked duck rice paper roll

I made so many different combinations with all the ingredients that I had. There is hardly any cooking in this dish. It is very refreshing, healthy and easy dish to create. And it always works a treat during house parties.

Thanks again to both A food lover’s journey and Ravenous Couple for organising this event. I will be more prepared for the next one.

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