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Dipping sauce for Vietnamese rolls

Updated on April 12, 2013

Have you ever wondered how we make dipping sauce for summer roll, there are several types and this is the mót popular. This is the dipping sauce for summer rolls, spring rolls and with a little adjustment can be use for other dishes including the rice rolled pancake - bánh cuốn.


Summer rolls - gỏi cuốn

Fried spring rolls - nem

Rice rolled pancake - bánh cuốn

dipping sauce for summer roll
dipping sauce for summer roll | Source

INGREDIENTS

1 unit sugar, prefer brown sugar
1/2 unit rice vinegar or cider vinegar
1/2 unit lemon or lime juice
1 unit quality fish sauce, prefer three crabs brand
3-4 unit water


Few cloves garlic, peeled, finely chopped and soaked in lemon juice or vinegar.
Bird eyes chilli, seeds scraped, thinly sliced

Ginger and Dill ( for seafood summer roll)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix sugar with vinegar till dissolve, taste and add fish sauce, stir. Add 3/4 cup water, stir, taste and adjust accordingly
  2. Before serving, add pickled garlic, a bit of the remaining liquid and chilli.

NOTE

  • Choose matured garlic; the young garlic or just harvest garlic is heavy and will not floating beautifully.
  • For seafood summer roll, add chopped dill and ginger
  • For dishes that require warm-hot dipping sauce, leave garlic and chilli aside for self-serving.


Step 1

Mix sugar with vinegar till dissolves then add fish sauce and mix. Taste if you need to adjust anything according to your personal taste and varying of ingredients.
Mix sugar with vinegar till dissolves then add fish sauce and mix. Taste if you need to adjust anything according to your personal taste and varying of ingredients. | Source
Add 3/4 cup water and taste the saltiness then add more water accordingly.
Add 3/4 cup water and taste the saltiness then add more water accordingly. | Source

Step 2

Finely chop garlic then mix with lime/lemon juice; Scrape chilli seeds if you can’t eat spicy, cut or finely chop.
Finely chop garlic then mix with lime/lemon juice; Scrape chilli seeds if you can’t eat spicy, cut or finely chop. | Source

Step 3

Before serving, add pickled garlic,very often, bit of the remaining liquid as well; and chilli.
Before serving, add pickled garlic,very often, bit of the remaining liquid as well; and chilli. | Source

Note

For seafood summer roll, add chopped dill and ginger / For some dishes that require warm-hot dipping sauce, leave garlic and chilli aside for self-serving.
For seafood summer roll, add chopped dill and ginger / For some dishes that require warm-hot dipping sauce, leave garlic and chilli aside for self-serving. | Source
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      dmsintexas 4 years ago

      Great pictures, thanks!

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