Spring Rolls in Tucson?
Can anyone suggest a place with good shrimp spring rolls in Tucson (without stealth pork)? They make a good lunch on flights but we've yet to find a good one. Thanks.
The only place I could think of would be Com Tam Thuan Kieu attached to Lee Lee Oriental Market, but I checked their menu and they don't have them. The closest thing they have are 'shrimp paste rolls' (chao tom cuon), which is grilled shrimp paste in a spring roll.
You should try to make them yourself. They're very easy to make. I've attached a recipe from Momofuku for 2.
Thank you, yes, they're very easy to make & we often do that. We live about 1.5 hours from Tucson & sometimes plan errands for the full day before a flight so there's not much time to make them the morning we leave home. If we make them 1.5 days before the flight, well, they're getting a bit old by lunchtime in the air.
We've tried the 'shrimp paste rolls' from that place by Lee Lee: stealth pork.
& thanks for the recipe, looks tasty. One thing we do for spring rolls is to put a toothpick through the shrimp before cooking to keep them straight & easier to roll.
Have you tried the spring rolls at Miss Saigon (on Campbell @ Speedway - they open at 10:30 a.m. on weekdays)? I'm sure you can have them leave out the pork. They also have a plain shrimp paste version I haven't tried.
They're not earth-shattering, but might do in a pinch, and it's an easy drive from there to the airport.