Biscuit roll

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Biscuit roll
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Alternative names Crispy biscuit roll, crisp biscuit roll, cookie roll, love letter
Type Biscuit
Place of origin Asia
Cookbook: Biscuit roll  Media: Biscuit roll
Biscuit roll
Chinese name
Chinese
Literal meaning egg roll
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese bánh quế
Malay name
Malay kuih kapit
Filipino name
Tagalog barquillos

The biscuit roll, crispy biscuit roll, crisp biscuit roll, cookie roll or love letter is a type of biscuit snack commonly found in many parts of Asia. It is crunchy and can be easily broken into pieces.

Name[edit]

The Chinese name for this snack, "蛋卷," can be directly translated into English as "egg roll." However, the food item known in the west as egg roll is very different.

Regional[edit]

In Hong Kong, biscuit rolls are made of wheat flour, butter, egg, sugar, and vanilla flavour.[1] The New Territories is one of the places that manufacturers biscuit rolls.

It is called barquillos in the Philippines and is commonly sold in souvenir shops or delicacy stores all over towns, cities, and highways along the provinces.

They are also found in Spain with the name barquillos, and in Madrid they're commonly sold by street vendors dressed in the traditional "chulapo" regional attire.

Vendor of barquillos in Madrid

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mijune (30 May 2010). "Best Egg Rolls". Follow Me Foodie. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 

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