Vietnamese spring rolls

Season :Spring/ Summer Servings :4 Diet :Gluten free Time :50 minutes (plus optional marinating time for a couple of hours) Difficulty :Medium

This is one of my favourite Spring/ Summer dishes! Fresh, healthy, delicious and fun to make and everyone can customize their own. Place all your fillings in bowls on a table and start rolling! Dip in the peanut sauce or use the Kewpie roasted sesame dressing (store bought dressing).


  • 300 gr. chicken thighs
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. of ginger finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • ½ chili pepper finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • Sunflower oil

Peanut sauce

  • 6 heaped tbsp. of peanut butter
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp. of soy sauce
  • Thumb size piece of grated ginger
  • Half a chili pepper with seeds finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • Bunch of coriander stalks
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass finely chopped
  • Sesame oil

Optional fillings

  • Rice paper rolls (a must)
  • Mung bean or rice noodles
  • Orange and yellow bell pepper strips
  • Cucumber strips
  • Grated carrot
  • Grated beetroot
  • Thinly sliced radish
  • Mint
  • Thai basil
  • Coriander
  • Chives
  • Thinly sliced spring onion


  1. Slice the chicken in thin strips. Marinate it in the above ingredients (except the sunflower oil) preferably for a couple of hours or use immediately if you don’t have enough time. Heat up some sunflower oil and fry for a couple of minutes over a high heat until cooked and crispy.
  2. Next, make the peanut sauce. Start by finely chopping the lemon grass, chili pepper, garlic, coriander stalks and ginger or pulse everything in a food processor until fine.
  3. Heat some sesame oil in a frying pan and sauté the above ingredients for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the sautéed ingredients to a food processor or a hand blender with the peanut butter, soy sauce and lime juice and blitz together, slowly adding about ¼ to ½ a glass of water to make it thinner until you have a thick sauce consistency.
  5. Prepare all the optional fillings.
  6. Put everything on your dining table including a bowl of warm water. Dip the rice paper rolls in the water and fill with all your favourite ingredients.



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