Vietnamese Loempia

Oompa loempia

Like Indonesian food, this is something I had never seen or tried before coming to Holland. I had eaten Vietnamese food in London, but not these special fried spring rolls which are smaller and thinner than the Chinese ones. 

Called loempia in Dutch, they are a poopular fast food sold at street stalls around the city and in markets.  

Finger-licking good

Apparently it started in the 1980s, when boat refugees from Vietnam arrived in Holland and looked for a way to make a living by selling loempia in markets.

I couldn’t tell you exactly what is inside, but they sure do taste good!


About Home Strange Home

I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.
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