I got the privilege of learning hubby's grandma's secret recipe when I visited her last December. Hubby keeps telling me how great her cooking is, and I proofed it by myself by trying almost everything she offered me during that short visit. In fact, she doesn't cook for her family only, but also for her customers. That's right, she has a small ronde -Indonesian traditional hot drink- shop in front of her house. Eventhough she is over 80, cooking is still her main activity. When I was there, she offered to teach me some recipes and also offered me some kitchen cooking wares, which were her mom's treasures.
Among those recipes she offered, I chose spring roll wrap. Hubby told me that he loved watching his great grandma making the wraps. As boys, he and his brother often asked her to let the wrap cooked longer on the pan, so they could enjoy crunchy spring roll wraps. I can imagine the joy eating the warm crispy wraps fresh from the pan. His grandma continues the business now, and she passed the recipe down to me.
Making the wraps looked easy, but when I tried it at home, it was like a joke. Fortunately, I cooked with my mom. We laughed at my failure together. It was fun! She made the bamboo shoot filling while I was focusing on the wraps. After some got trashed, some were as thick as cow skin, some could be used as masks because of some gigantic holes on it, the wraps finally started looking like.....wraps!
At the end of that afternoon, we had a lot of Indonesian spring rolls enough for several days. The next day, I packed some for dad, using his blue lunch box my sister had it made for him. That lunch box was to replace my 5-year niece's pink princess lunch box dad often brought to office. Haha... It was great to be home.