Xiangbin spring roll [Photo/changsha.gov.cn]
Chunjuan, or spring roll, is a traditional Changsha snack with a history that spans over 1000 years. The perfect spring roll has a thin, crispy shell holding a trove of textures and flavors. The fillings can be prepared according to different tastes. They are usually filled with pork, onions, carrot, celery, shiitake mushrooms, napa cabbage, and glass noodles. For those that don't eat pork, ground chicken or crumbled firm tofu make fine substitutes. The fillings are usually stir-fried with pork slices combined with wine, soy sauce, salt, soup and vegetables. Chunjuan made by the Xiangjiang Hotel is regarded as the best in Hunan for its delicate choice of ingredients and advanced techniques.