Friday, April 15, 2011

M - Mekong Rolls

Mekong Rolls are just one of the menu items  created by Kallayanee, our Thai friend who runs cooking classes from her home.  They were one part of our our dinner party there last Saturday.  We went out to Kallayanee's kitchen with seven other people to learn to cook five different Thai dishes including Mekong Rolls, Thai Lamb Curry and leaf-wrapped chicken.

Mekong rolls are a version of a salad roll and are really very easy to make.  Even easier if you have someone prepare the salad stuff for  filling for you ahead of time, as Kallayanee did for us. 

We used lettuce, cabbage, carrots, bean spouts, lots of fresh mint, plus ground pork cooked with sauces and chili, and cooked shrimp.  For the dipping sauce we used a commercial sweet red chili sauce with peanuts and cilantro added.

Kallayanee demonstrated the rolling technique and then we all gave it  try.

 Our rolls weren't as pretty as hers but they tasted wonderful.  Here's a plate of them on the table ready for our first course of the Thai meal. 

These were so fresh and delicious that I'm going to make them again soon.


  1. Looks like a fun cooking class. I love those rolls - especially the sauce. How could anyone not love veggies this way?

  2. M is for mmmmmmm. They look delicious!

  3. These sound and look wonderful - yum, yum!

  4. i wonder when they'll add smell and taste-o-vision as apps?! steven

  5. I am so envious ! What a wonderful cooking class you were able to join.

    I so miss living in California were I could step out the door and I could enjoy Vietnamese, Japanese or Thai foods right at my fingertips.
    Tucson is very foodie city with tons of great places to eat but I still miss the abundance of Asian neighborhoods.

    cheers, parsnip


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