Deep-fried Spring Rolls

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes

“Nem ran” (North) or "Cha gio" (South) (fried spring rolls) is one of the most famous dishes of Vietnamese cuisine.

Deep-fried Spring Rolls Photo: @socialdelicious

Detailed Instructions


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 0.1 pound grass vermicelli or a pack of instant noodle
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 4-5 ear mushroom
  • 30-40 rice papers
  • 2 eggs
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper

For Dipping sauce:

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon/vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  1. Mix all milled pork, diced vegetable, crushed mushroom, onion, eggs, sault, and pepper in one pot.
  2. Roll up this mixture in a sheet of moist rice paper
  3. Deep fry deeply the roll until the rice paper coat turns crispy and golden brown.
  4. Display all the fried roll on the dish with herbs
  5. Dipping sauce: mix sugar, fish sauce and lemon together, add in fresh minced garlic and chili if desired.

Requirement: The rolls are golden brown, not burnt, not cracky, crispy. If diced carrots and jicama are used, the stuffing might be a little bit crunchy, matching the crispy fried rice paper, but the juice from these vegetables can cause the rolls to soften after a short time. The ingredients, however, are not fixed

Servings: “Nem rán” can be eaten by itself, wrapped in lettuce, dipped into fish sauce mixed with lemon juice or vinegar, water, sugar, garlic and chili pepper, or served with rice vermicelli. Read more about Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls on our Cuisine page.

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