If you have rice paper sitting in your pantry, I have a delicious recipe for you!
Inspired by Vietnamese street food “Bánh tráng cuốn” (but heavily adapted!) these rolls are filled with spicy jackfruit, green mango, green onions, fried shallots, and served with a drizzle of mayo and spicy sauce! It’s the ultimate savory snack!
So what is Bánh tráng cuốn? It’s a Vietnamese street food that consists of rice paper usually filled with dried beef or chicken, hard-boiled eggs, green onions, and many other things depending on the vendor.
Here, I adapted it to include jackfruit and green mango for a mix of sweet and spicy!
Start by frying some garlic and shallots. Next, add shredded jackfruit and let it simmer for a few minutes with soy sauce, maple syrup, ground chili, and five-spice until it absorbs all the flavors.
To assemble, slightly wet a sheet of rice paper. Here I used red rice paper that is a bit spicy, but it will totally work with regular rice paper, don’t worry!
Drizzle some vegan mayonnaise in the center of the rice paper, then add green onions, jackfruit, and shredded green mango. Sprinkle some fried shallots, and roll it tightly.
After rolling, cut into 1-inch rolls using a pair of scissors. Place on a plate and drizzle with vegan mayo and your favorite chili sauce. Sriracha will work however I recommend using Cholimex or Chin-Su sauces, which are sweet and spicy.
This dish is definitely one of my favorite savory snacks! It’s spicy, sweet, rich, meaty, and packed with flavor! Better than takeout? Absolutely!
Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe!
- 1 tbsp (15ml) oil
- 1/3 cup chopped green onions
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 20-ounce young jackfruit
- 1/4 cup (60ml) water
- 2 tbsp (30ml) soy sauce
- 1 tbsp (15ml) maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp ground chili
- 1/8 tsp five-spice
- 8 rice paper sheets
- 1 small unripe mango, shredded
- 1/4 cup fried shallots
- vegan mayonnaise
- sweet chili sauce like Cholimex, or Sriracha
- 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
- fresh Thai basil for topping
- Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the chopped green onions and fry for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
- In the same skillet, sautée the garlic and shallot for about 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
- Drain and rinse the jackfruit. Cut off the hardcore parts and discard them. Add the jackfruit to the skillet and shred it by pressing with a spatula. Add the water, soy sauce, maple syrup, ground chili, and five-spice, and stir to combine. Cook for 7-10 minutes, or until no water remains and the jackfruit has soaked up the sauce.
- Transfer the jackfruit to a bowl or plate and let it cool for 20 minutes, or until it’s at room temperature.
- To assemble: very slightly wet a sheet of rice paper and place it on a cutting board. Drizzle about 1 teaspoon of vegan mayonnaise in the middle of the sheet. Sprinkle 2 tsp of sautéed green onions and arrange some jackfruit and shredded green mango (see photo). Sprinkle some fried shallots on top.
- Roll the rice paper tightly from the bottom to top. Transfer to a place and repeat with the remaining rice paper and filling.
- Cut each roll into 1-inch pieces using a pair of scissors (it works better than a knife) and transfer to a plate. Drizzle with vegan mayo and sweet chili sauce. Sprinkle with more fried shallots, roasted peanuts, and optionally some fresh Thai basil. Serve immediately at room temperature!
- This must be eaten the same day otherwise rice paper will stick together.