Originally Posted by iamallthatiam
The fried kind is eggrolls. the fresh kind is spring roll. .
Both egg rolls and springrolls are fried. The difference is in the wrapper. Egg rolls have a thicker skin and are generally larger in size. They use wheat flour wrappers.
Some places call the rolls made with rice paper "fresh springrolls" meaning that they haven't been fried, but they are more accurately referred to as "summer rolls."
Look at this thread
for how I usually make my summer rolls, which I make all the time, even in the winter. I'm going out for vietnamese at lunch today and will probably eat them and some pho!