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How to Wrap up a Vietnamese Spring Roll for Frying - Cha Gio

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Dipping the Rice Paper Wrapper Into Water
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Soaking the Rice Paper in Water

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Fill a shallow bowl with some tap or filtered water. Take a piece of rice paper wrapper and immerse it completely in the water. Make sure that the wrapper is completely wet. Put the wet wrapper on a large empty plate.

Note: if you use warm water, the paper will soften considerably faster. However, this may not work in your favor if you are new at it.

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