Rice paper rolls filled with Asian slaw and peanuts. Image: Su Leslie 2018

Apparently there is scientific evidence that we really do “eat with our eyes first” — which probably explains why so many people enjoy colourful food, nicely presented.

My lunch today was these rice-paper rolls — filled with a mixture of shredded red cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, spring onion and peanuts along with mint, coriander and basil. They are quick and easy to make (especially when there’s a container of filling already in the fridge), and although I haven’t acquired the knack of wrapping them neatly, they tasted pretty good. Especially with a little bit of hot plum sauce for dipping.

The plate was made by Merilyn Wiseman and the cup by Andrew van der Putten, bothΒ New Zealand ceramics artists.

Lens-Artists photo challenge |colourful

35 thoughts on “Colourful

  1. Love the mug and plate and the colourful filling, but I can’t say I am taken with rice paper sheets and the finished rolls look as though the ingredients have been stuffed into a condom. Sorry, but that’s what I see… [ducks]

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  2. Beautiful and yummy in one post!! Love rice paper rolls and just planned to have them for lunch next week! Great minds think alike, eh? πŸ˜‰ And how lovely that you added the details for the ceramics, I will look them up! πŸ˜„ xxxxxxx

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