Vietnamese Spring Roll With Caramelized Pork Tocino


  1. Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip two rice papers carefully until it softens. Lay rice paper on a clean cloth.
  2. Arrange basil and lettuce leaves at the top center of the rice papers. Then add vermicelli, pork tocino, a sprig of cilantro, bean sprouts, and carrots. Now fold the bottom side inward, and then tightly roll the rice paper.
  3. For the sauce, in a saucepan, combine all ingredients. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Let cool before serving.

Makes 5 servings.

Tip: Dip rice paper in water and rotate to slowly wet each side. Don’t wet too much or it will collapse. Transfer to a flat surface before rolling. You can also use PUREFOODS LONGANISA HAMONADO as an alternative.