Recipes from Fairwater residents | 08 January 2019

Spring rolls (vegetarian) by Shuxia Xu

Spring roll

Spring rolls are popular in China and this is the same in Australia. This dish consist of vegetables, which again is common on a Chinese dinner table.




 20 pieces spring roll wrappers (can be purchased from Chinese supermarket

 2 teaspoons salt
 1/4 chinese cabbage  1 tablespoon oyster oil
 5 oyster mushrooms  1 teaspoon sesame oil
 1 carrot  1 teaspoon five spice powder
 2 eggs  




1. Cut chinese cabbage into small pieces, then marinate with salt for around 7 minutes until water comes out. Squeeze the water out of marinated cabbage piece and put in a deep bowl. 

2. Slice carrots in to tiny pieces.

3. Cut mushrooms into small pieces and squeeze water out.

4. Break 2 eggs into a bowl and stir until the egg white and egg yolk mixed evenly. Fry the egg in a pan and cut the fried eggs into very small pieces. 

5. Mixed egg pieces, cabbage pieces, mushroom pieces and carrot pieces with appropriate amount of sesame oil, salt, chicken essence and five spice powder.

6. Place one wrapper on the counter with a point facing towards you, so the wrapper loo diamond-shaped, not square. 

    Place a small amount of filling (about 1/4 cup), about 1/3 of the way up on the wrapper. 

    Roll the wrapper tightly, ticking in the sides, to form a narrow-finished roll about 1/2 to 2/3 inch in diameter.

    Seal the roll by brushing the triangle end flap with sealer for about the last 1-1/2 to 2 inches. 

    Keep finished rolls under a damp towel or a couple of damp paper towels.

7. Deep fry the finished rolls until turned golden on surface and absorb the extra oil with paper towels. 

8. The Chinese spring rolls are ready to serve. 


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