Fried spring rolls have secured the eighth position on the list of the world's top 10 shrimp-based dishes with rice, as voted by readers of the international cuisine magazine TasteAtlas.
This list was compiled using feedback from around 340,000 food enthusiasts, emphasizing unique flavors and widespread popularity.
Fried spring rolls are called cha gio in the southern part of Vietnam, while in the north, it's known as nem ran.
These rolls contain a mixture of ground pork and shrimp, strips of taro, carrot, cassava, or wood ear, all wrapped in rice paper before being deep-fried in hot oil. The best rolls have a golden, crispy, and light outer layer.
They are often served with sweet and sour fish sauce, rice vermicelli, and fresh herbs.
Indonesian nasi campur, a type of mixed rice, was the world's best shrimp and rice dish, followed by Nigiri (Japanese hand-pressed sushi) and Thailand's pad Thai (stir-fried noodles), according to TasteAtlas.
Founded in 2015 by Croatian journalist and entrepreneur Matija Babić, TasteAtlas collaborates with 9,000 local restaurants, granting readers access to over 10,000 dishes. The platform hosts numerous reviews and insights from food experts and accomplished chefs.|