woodear mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes, cut into 1-inch pieces
ground plant-based meat
mung bean noodles, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, cut into 1 inch pieces
water + 2 tbsp cornstarch, slurry
thin egg roll wrapper, ~50 sheets (I recommend the brand Menlo)
canola or vegetable oil
Finely grate carrots and taro (we used a food processor). Set aside in a large bowl (you can keep them together).
Finely grate onions then use a towel to squeeze out excess moisture.
In a large bowl, combine onions, mushroom, mung bean noodles, and plant-based grounds. Add soy sauce, cornstarch, salt, sugar, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated.
Defrost egg roll paper.
Place 1 sheet of egg roll wrapper on a flat surface. Rotate it so it's a diamond shape. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of filling onto the sheet on the corner closest to you. Begin rolling. Fold the sides in 1/2 way through your roll. When you reach the end, dip the corner of your egg roll wrapper into your cornstarch slurry to seal the egg roll. *NOTE: Be careful not to overfill and roll tightly so egg roll doesn't leak.
In medium-sized pan, heat up oil to ~350 degrees F. Make sure oil is around 1/2 inch deep in the pan. Mix in about 1/2 tbsp of cornstarch into the oil to help reduce splatter.
Once oil is hot, add 2-3 egg rolls into the pan. Fry egg rolls on both sides until they’re a dark golden brown color, making sure the heat doesn’t go too high (~5 min). Place on cooling rack or paper towel to cool. *NOTE: If egg roll browns too quickly, lower heat.
Makes roughly 35 egg rolls (depending on how much filling you put in). Enjoy with vermicelli and veggies.
pickled daikon and carrot
vegan dipping sauce (either vegan fish sauce or soy sauce/sugar mixture)
lettuce, mint leaves, basil, other aromatics
Place vermicelli in bowl.
Add in all the vegetables to bowl. Amounts will vary based on your preference.
Cut egg rolls in half and add to bowl.
Pour dipping sauce over noodles and egg rolls.
garlic, peeled and minced
Thai chilies, chopped (more if you want it spicier)
apple cider vinegar
Juice from 1 lemon
mushroom powder or msg (for extra umami)
Combine all ingredients (including chili seeds) into a medium sized bowl.
Stir well until all the sugar is completely dissolved.