Vietnamese Rolls

A more refreshing version of the fried version full of fresh herbs, prawn, pork and noodle, with delicious dips.


  • Rice vermicelli
  • Lettuce
  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Coriander
  • Prawns
  • Loin of Pork
  • Rice wrappers
  • Cucumber
  • Vinegar
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soy
  • Coconut Milk
  • Lemon
  • Fish Sauce
  • Limes
  • Garlic 
  • Sugar
  • Red Chillis

BBQ Pork

Cut loin along grain into 2 cm thick strips. Cook on BBQ. As it cooks, turn and baste will mixture of soy, honey, sweet chilli sauce. Remove from BBQ, baste some more and sprinkle some sesame on top. Let cool a little and cut into thin slices.


Cook tiger prawns on the BBQ or in a pan for 2 mins each side. Remove from heat. Let cool and the slice in half.

Pickled Cucumber

Peal some of the green skin off cucumber. Cut cucumber down the middle. Using a teaspoon, remove the seeds. Then slice thinly. Place in bowl and add 1 tsp of salt. Leave for 30 mins. Then remove and to strainer and rinse. Then put in bowl with 2 tbsp of vinegar.

Dipping Sauces

Three dipping sauces below.

Place 2 tbsp hoisin sauce in a bowl. Add 1 tbsp water and stir together.

Peanut Sauce

  • 200g Smooth Peanut butter
  • 400ml Coconut Milk
  • 200ml Water
  • 3 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 tsp Lemon Juice

Place all the above ingredients in a pot and bring to simmer. Stir and reduce until it starts to thicken. After about 15 mins, remove from heat and let cool, then decant to a bowl for dipping.

Nước Chấm

  • 4 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced.
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 red chilli, diced.

A traditional Vietnamese condiment. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Making wraps

Dip a rice wrapper in tepid water to soften, place on flat surface. Then layer on prawn or pork, noodle, lettuce, mint, basil, coriander. Roll and close the wrapper. Place the pork or prawn first will mean it will display through the transparent wrapper in visually appealing manner. See nice video of technique here.

Dip in sauce and eat.

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