Indonesian Street-Hawker Spring Rolls

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When I checked my Facebook news feed this morning I stumbled upon an image of my favourite food growing up in Indonesia. My friend was posting a picture of her homemade street-hawker-style spring rolls. My oh my! I showed it to my husband and said whether I should try to make it today. And of course he said I should! Well, I should know by now, I think he always says yes to food!

With the spring rolls in mind I went to the kitchen and checked my pantry for the ingredients. I have everything in hand, except for jicama. And being in New Zealand, it is almost impossible to get one. So I have to substitute the jicama. I decided to use apples as I think it is similar in texture and it doesn’t really have strong flavour if mixed with other ingredients.

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If you understand Bahasa Indonesia you can check the original recipe here. But if you want to try my version, here is the recipe. I should say, being homemade, it tastes even better than the one I used to eat back in Indonesia. It is definitely healthier and you know exactly what you put into it. Enjoy!

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