Why are egg rolls called egg rolls if there are no eggs in them?

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Why are egg rolls called egg rolls if there are no eggs in them?
« * on:* April 04, 2007, 12:03:35 AM »


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Hey it just popped into my head...just curious! Duh

Oh, and why do they kinda taste like they have eggs in them if there are
none?
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Re: Why are egg rolls called egg rolls if there are no eggs in them?
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Egg Roll is a usually deep-fried cylindrical casing of thin egg dough,
filled with minced vegetables and often bits of seafood or meat.

It is an appetizer which was originally eaten in East Asia but has spread
throughout the world as a staple of Asian cuisine. It is said by some that
the spring roll led to the creation of the egg roll. Many Asian countries
are claimed to have originated the dish, and variants of the egg roll exist
in multiple Asian cuisines.

An egg roll is made by wrapping a combination of chopped vegetables (often
mostly cabbage), meat, and sometimes noodles, in a sheet


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are there eggs in egg rolls


Egg roll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Egg roll **

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This article is about the Chinese snack/pastry/dish. For the similar
Chinese dish, see spring roll. For the traditional Easter activity, see egg
rolling. For the Japanese dish, see tamagoyaki.


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Egg roll
CookbookEggrollOpen.jpg
An American-style egg roll, with a view of its interior
Details
Course Hors d'oeuvre or side dish
Variations Kab yob

Egg roll
Chinese 蛋卷
Literal meaning egg roll
Transcriptions
Mandarin
- Hanyu Pinyin dàn juǎn
Min
- Hokkien POJ tàn-kòan
Cantonese (Yue)
- Jyutping daan6 gyun2

*Egg roll* is a term used for many different foods around the world.

*Contents*

· 1 Egg roll 
· 2 Other foods
· 3 See also
· 4 References

*Egg roll [edit]*

Varieties of egg rolls are found in mainland China, many Chinese-speaking
regions of Asia, and Chinese immigrant communities around the world.

Egg rolls as referred to in China.

In Guangdong and Hong Kong, egg roll usually refers to biscuit roll.^[1]
This is a type of biscuit. The ingredient included egg, flour and sugar.
Egg roll also is a dish in Canton and Hong Kong, this is usually made with
vegetable.^[2]

Within China egg rolls are eaten predominantly in the southeast and are not
as commonly consumed in the north and western parts of China.

In American Chinese cuisine, an egg roll is a


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_roll

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