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Vietnamese have a reverence for com (rice). It is the 'staft of life'. not only at the table but in the economy and culture. Rice can be made in to almostanything - wrappers, wine and noodles. Banh trang (ricepaper) is something of ;a misnomer; this stuff is not very good forwrting on. But is very good for eating People use it to wrap Vietnamese spring rolls.