Egg Roll vs. Spring Roll
What is Egg Roll?
The American-Chinese snack of cylindrical shape that consists of diced meat or prawns and shredded vegetables wrapped in the flour dough made with egg and is even dipped in egg before frying. If stories are to be believed, Egg roll is the snack inspired by Chinese origin spring roll, though in 19th century to accommodate Chinese immigrant rail workers as well as American workers simultaneously the popular recipe was introduced with ‘American’ touch in it. At present this is a globally recognized snack which is being used as appetizer across the globe. The wrapping of the egg roll is made up of flour dough and egg is also an essential ingredient in its preparation and after filling the cylindrical shape snack is dipped in egg before frying. Egg rolls have thicker crest which is filled inside by the diced meat and shredded vegetables, meat utilized can either be chicken, pork or even beef.
What is Spring Roll?
The Chinese origin snack of cylindrical shape that generally has the vegetable filling and it is wrapping is made up of the rice flour. Unlike, egg rolls, spring rolls don’t have egg as an ingredient and they can either be eaten fried on non-fried. The filling in the spring rolls is usually precooked and they can be either sweet or savory. With coming diversity in this old spring roll, in some of the cuisines pork or shrimp is even added in the filling. They have a thin translucent wrapping that is usually prepared from the rice dough. The vegetables most often spring rolls are filled up with are cabbages, carrot and bamboos. The name ‘spring roll’ is derived from its popularity among the people in spring festival, held in China.