Saturday 29th January 2011

With an impending cyclone hurtling towards Perth, we received a huge downpour this afternoon. I was soaked to the skin as I splashed around in the backyard dragging all of Mum's orchids and various potted plants into the shelter of the patio. I was beginning to wonder if my dinner plans would have to be cancelled, but the as quickly as the storm hit, the rain ceased, the thunder rolled off into the distance and the sun actually came out for a spell.

Good. I was looking forward to dinner!


We each brought various ingredients and made our spring rolls at the table.

We had the usual things that you find in Vietnamese spring rolls - prawns, pork, chicken, bean sprouts, vermicelli noodles, mint and coriander. We didn't have time to prepare the hoi sin dipping sauce, but Ling improvised with one that he made from fish sauce, chilli, and a few other things.

Shallen got a bit greedy trying to stuff this one with too much.

Messy disaster.

I made mine with the vermicelli, some bean sprouts, either pork, chicken or prawns, some fresh mint or coriander leaves, a teaspoon of the dipping sauce, and then wrapped it up.

In this warm, muggy weather, these spring rolls are a healthy and light meal.

We can't wait for the weather to cool down so we can start having our steamboat nights.

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