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    Spring Rolls - My Breakfast Today

    I made Spring rolls as my breakfast this morning. It's a kind of crepe-like food in China.

    I fired mung bean sprouts I grew with junienned carrot, tender bamboo shoot. I don't like mung bean sprouts, carrot, and tender bamboo shoot that much. If they were put in a Spring Roll, I would eat whatever happily even if they were poisons. I aslo put a fired duck egg into Spring Rolls. I intended to make an omelette, but I didn't use a non-sticky pot so the egg sticked to the pot.
    Last edited by tree123; 15-Jul-2020 at 03:14.
    Please correct my writing if there's any grammatical solecism.

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    Re: Spring Rolls - My Breakfast Today

    Say:

    I made spring rolls for breakfast this morning.

    (I'd say more, but it's my bedtime.)
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    Re: Spring Rolls - My Breakfast Today

    Quote Originally Posted by tree123 View Post
    I made spring rolls as my for breakfast this morning. It's a kind of crepe-like food in China.

    I fired fried mung bean sprouts I grew with julienned carrot and tender bamboo shoot. I don't like mung bean sprouts, carrot, and tender bamboo shoot that much. If they were put in a spring roll, I would eat whatever finish it happily even if they it were poisons (?). I also put a fired fried duck egg into spring rolls. I intended wanted to make an omelette, but I didn't use a non-sticky pot pan so the egg sticked stuck to the pot pan
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    Last edited by tedmc; 15-Jul-2020 at 08:16.
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    Re: Spring Rolls - My Breakfast Today

    Quote Originally Posted by tree123 View Post
    I made spring rolls as for (my) breakfast this morning. It's They're a kind of crepe -like food in China. [1]

    I fired fried mung bean sprouts I grew with [2] julienned [3] carrots, [4] and tender bamboo [3] shoots. I don't like mung bean sprouts, [3] carrots, and tender bamboo shoots that much, but I like spring rolls so much that if they were put in a spring roll, I would happily eat them. whatever happily even if they were poisons. [5] I also put a fired fried duck egg into the/my spring rolls. I had intended to make an [5] omelette, but I didn't use a non-stick pot/pan so the egg sticked stuck to the surface. pot.
    1- Most people know what spring rolls are. They have become widespread all over the world.
    2- Pay attention to the sounds of "r" and "l". They're very different in English. I know that in some Chinese dialects (e.g. in Hunan), the two are often mixed up (or allophonic?)
    3- When talking about something in general (not a specific/particular one of that thing), use the plural (if it's countable).
    4- Always use "and" at the end of a list of items, even when that list has only two items.
    5- Were you making an omelette or spring rolls? They're different.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Jul-2020 at 08:36. Reason: Added a correction (another fired/fried mixup)

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    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    5- Were you making an omelette or spring rolls? They're different.
    I was trying to make an omelette, and then julienned it. Last, I wanted to put it with julienned carrots, bean sprouts and tender bamboo shoots together into spring rolls.
    Please correct my writing if there's any grammatical solecism.

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    Re: Spring Rolls - My Breakfast Today

    Quote Originally Posted by tree123 View Post
    I was trying to make an omelette, and then julienned it. Last, I wanted to put it with julienned carrots, bean sprouts and tender bamboo shoots together into spring rolls.
    I think it is clearer to say that the omelette is one of the ingredients for the filling of the spring roll.

    Spring roll and crepe are different. Spring roll is common enough as a Chinese food and does not require explanation. A crepe is a Western pancake eaten with fruit and jam.
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    Re: Spring Rolls - My Breakfast Today

    I'm pretty sure I haven't had spring rolls. Are they microwaveable?
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    Re: Spring Rolls - My Breakfast Today

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I'm pretty sure I haven't had spring rolls. Are they microwaveable?
    Probably, no.

    I use a cooktop like this to make spring roll covers. Pretty easy. Every 40s I can make a spring roll cover.

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    But it is not how Chinese who do this for business make it. They take a web dough at hand, when the pan is hot, and they simply rub the dough on the surface of pan for the spring roll cover. The hand-made spring roll cover is very soft, see-through. Much better than my version that I do with a cooktop. It seemed pretty easy, but I had tried several times, and failed. I guess it needs to take a lot of practices for persons like me who are not good at cooking.

    When I was a kid, the paste for it is yellow mustard paste. The taste is very close to that of wasabi which is green. They are different. Now mustard paste is not usual in the area where I live. I replace the mustard paste with red pepper paste.

    I prefer yellow mustard paste and completely hand-made spring rolls.

    PS--The attached picture is from the internet. It is not mine.
    Last edited by tree123; 16-Jul-2020 at 13:46.
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    Re: Spring Rolls - My Breakfast Today

    A cooktop is part of a kitchen stove. What you have shown in the picture is still a pan I think.

    What are "every 40's" and "web dough"? Do you mean "wet dough", the liquid mixture you use to make spring roll skin? We call it "skin" or "wrapper", not "cover".

    There are various versions of spring rolls in Asia. The Malaysian version is called popiah.

    There are fried and unfried spring rolls. I can't imagine spring rolls being kept in a fridge and microwaved before eating. It is like doing the same to a burrito.
    Last edited by tedmc; 16-Jul-2020 at 16:19.
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    Re: Spring Rolls - My Breakfast Today

    You can microwave spring rolls (especially if they're pre-cooked and you're just heating them up) but they go very soggy. They're much better eaten straight after being fried or, if pre-cooked, heated in the oven so they stay crispy.
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