Shrimp Spring Rolls Vietnamese spring rolls were adapted from Chinese spring rolls. During the Eastern Jin Dynasty in China (265 to 420 AD), people made mini cake wraps with vegetables to welcome the onset of spring. Biting into a veggie-filled spring roll was believed to bring good fortune for a bountiful harvest. Overtime, spring cakes […]
Vi Tran, a Vietnamese-American student, shares her family’s fortunate escape during the Vietnam War. Vi’s parents were 16 years old when the Viet Cong started gaining power. By 1979, her parents devised a plan to escape in a small, overcrowded boat that was barely seaworthy to find refuge.