We’ve looked at some mind-boggling culinary skills around the world before, but here’s a new one to add to the list: the delicate art of rice-paper making.
Some rice paper is carefully steamed on a taut cloth held across a vat of boiling water, then rolled up carefully and put out to dry in the sun. It’s a beautiful and methodical process. Other rice paper is griddled, as you can see in the video above.
What we can’t get over is how easy this woman makes it look. That griddle is hot, but you wouldn’t know it to watch her. She knows her batter will protect her, and she’s probably got a serious case of heat-resistant chef hands, but that’s beside the point.
She’s insanely skilled, and she knows it; she laser-focused on powering through stacks and stacks of fresh rice paper and floating them briefly in the air before her assistant stacks them.
We’re almost sad this video is so short, because watching her make rice paper this way is completely mesmerizing.