19th June 2018

Yum Cha in Parramatta explains the history of Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are a very popular oriental food that are served in numerous countries around the world. From our Yum Cha in Parramatta, to your frozen meals in your freezer, you can find spring rolls in many different varieties, sizes and fillings.

This food has evolved over the years, however they first originated during the Eastern Jin Dynasty in China, which lasted from 265 to 420 A.D. At that time, very thin cakes were loaded with vegetables on the first day of Spring. Our Chinese restaurant in Parramatta believes it was customary for people to eat this food to celebrate the arrival of Spring, with this celebratory food also noted in some early poems.

During the Tang Dynasty, spring ‘cakes’ began to change significantly, with people making them hotter and spicier. Onion and garlic were being used in the Spring dish, however non-spicy vegetable cakes still continued to exist. Moving on to the Ming and Qing Dynasties, people began to eat spring cakes in order to keep evil spirits away and to prevent natural disasters from occurring. During this time the spring cakes began to start looking like the spring rolls you see today at the best restaurant in Parramatta, as they evolved into thin, tiny rolls.

To try our delicious spring rolls, contact us and make a booking at our Yum Cha in Parramatta.