Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Appetizers)

Shrimp Spring Rolls Recipe

(Cha Tom)

Ingredients : Serves 4

1 kg


1 tablespoon

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon


10 sheets

5 tablespoons

4 tablespoons



3 tablespoons

3 tablespoons

1 sprig


Shrimps, peeled and deveined

Fresh coconut juice from 1 young coconut

Spring onions (scallions), white portion only, finely chopped

Ground white pepper



Eggs, white and yolks separated

Large Vietnamese rice paper, sprinkled with water to soften

Tapioca flour or corn flour (cornstarch)

Cooking oil for deep frying



Mixed fish sauce

Plum sauce or mayonnaise


Cucumber, thinly sliced

Method :
  • Soak shrimps in coconut juice for 10 minutes, then rinse and dry thoroughly. Discard juice

  • Grind or pound shrimps together with spring onion, pepper, salt and sugar until mixture is smooth and sticky. Add 2 egg whites and mix well.

  • Beat egg yolks and apply a thick layer onto each sheet of rice paper.

  • Divide shrimp mixture into 10 equal parts and spoon each part in long strips onto each sheet of rice paper.

  • Roll up neatly into long spring rolls and cut each roll into 4 pieces (each about 5 cm long)

  • Dip into remaining beaten egg yolks and roll in tapioca or corn flour until well coated

  • Heat oil over medium heat and deep fry rolls until golden brown. Remove and drain well.

  • Serve with mixed fish sauce, plum sauce or mayonnaise for dipping and lettuce and cucumber on the side.

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