Last week we said goodbye to Mavis Jansma as she completed her time here in Cameroon.
We celebrated, not only her time here in Cameroon, but also the years of ministry in Hong Kong and in Congo by making a visit to a local Asian restaurant. One of the items we shared that night were Spring Rolls made with rice wrappers. As Mavis explained rice wrappers were not common in Hong Kong or many areas of China but they are typical of Vietnamese cuisine. This made sense as the owner of the restaraunt came from Vietnam as a refugee.
I was reminded that I had tried my hand at using rice wrappers myself. They are available in Cameroon in a number of different stores but I had to go to the internet to find out how to use them. First they are moistened in water and then put on a damp towel.
The fillings are traditionally thinly shredded vegetables but can also include cooked meat of some sort. The spicing varies from relatively bland to quite hot depending on the quantities of ginger and hot peppers used.
Can you send me Mavis’ current email address, please, or ask her to drop me a line? Thank you.
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