This week has actually felt like it is really Summer here in Antwerp. What better way to celebrate than with Vietnamese Summer rolls? Sunday is always my day off, so I took advantage of the sunshine and visited China Town. Although it’s called China Town, maybe Little Asia is a better name because they sell food from all Asian countries, including Vietnam. It’s also the only recognized China Town in Belgium!
China Town is located close to the Central Station and the Koningin Astridplein. I passed the fair on my way. There always seems to be a fair somewhere in Antwerp.
There is a beautiful arch at the entrance of China Town, but unfortunately it’s being renovated. So the photo today looks like this:
But before it looked like this:
China Town is really just one long street and the best Asian supermarket, Chinese restaurants, and Chinese bakeries are located there!
And my favorite Asian supermarket where you can literally find everything – Sun Wah.
After doing groceries I prepared all of the ingredients for the Summer rolls: homemade peanut sauce, lettuce, shredded carrots, mixed fresh herbs (basil, mint, and cilantro), green onions, rice vermicilli, shrimp (already cooked and cold), and rice paper.
The wraps are really easy to make once everything else is prepared.
And the finished product!
And of course I want to include a photo of Vietnam on a map:
While I was at Sun Wah I couldn’t resist buying some Japanese Mochi for dessert!