I love Asian food and my favorite is the fresh spring rolls stuffed with fresh veggies and shrimp. I know the ones in restaurants are made of rice paper and wished I could find a substitute instead of lettuce. I happened to be at an Asian grocery store in Belgium and BAM! I found tapioca wraps! So I set out to create delicious veggie filled Tapioca Spring Rolls and whipped up my Satay Dipping Sauce I use with my Spicy Chicken Wraps. What a treat. I made a batch for the family when they joined us on the boat last summer along with my authentic Tom Kha Gai Soup. What a satisfied crew!
Since last year I’ve located tapioca paper in several stores in Germany and in the USA so don’t give up…they do exist. I even found them on Amazon! Couple words of wisdom due to my many failures…I suggest following the procedures below especially if this is your first time working with spring roll paper. I’ve had lots of success doing the assembling as I’ve written below. But as an experimental cook, if you find an easier way let me know. I bought a stackable rack like the ones they use in the restaurants and have yet to use it. You can assemble several papers on the rack and set it over a steaming pot of water and do them all at once. Since this is a fun cooking activity I like doing the assembly line with guest and family. Having everyone involved makes a great activity and plus they all get to cook for their supper!