Vietnamese Vegetarian Fried Egg Rolls – Chả Giò

Vietnamese Fried Egg Rolls


Experience the tantalizing flavors of Vietnam with our Vietnamese Vegetarian Fried Egg Rolls, known locally as “Chả Giò.” These crispy delights are a staple in Vietnamese cuisine, offering a perfect blend of textures and tastes that captivate the palate. Whether you’re a fan of traditional Vietnamese dishes or exploring the world of vegetarian cuisine, these egg rolls are sure to satisfy your cravings.


For the Filling:

  1. 2 cups shredded cabbage
  2. 1 cup julienned carrots
  3. 1 cup bean sprouts
  4. 1 cup wood ear mushrooms, rehydrated and finely chopped
  5. 1/2 cup vermicelli noodles, cooked and chopped
  6. 1/4 cup finely chopped tofu or textured vegetable protein (TVP) for added protein (optional)
  7. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  9. 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  10. 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  11. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  12. Spring roll wrappers

For Frying:

  1. Vegetable oil

Dipping Sauce:

  1. Hoisin sauce
  2. Peanut sauce (optional)


  1. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a large bowl, combine shredded cabbage, julienned carrots, bean sprouts, wood ear mushrooms, chopped vermicelli noodles, and tofu or TVP if using.
    • In a separate bowl, mix minced garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and black pepper. Pour this sauce over the vegetable mixture and toss until well combined.
  2. Assemble the Egg Rolls:
    • Take a spring roll wrapper and place it on a clean surface. Spoon a generous amount of the filling onto the center of the wrapper.
    • Fold the bottom corner over the filling, fold in the sides, and roll tightly to seal. Use a bit of water to seal the edges.
  3. Fry the Egg Rolls:
    • Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350°F (180°C). Fry the egg rolls until golden brown and crispy, turning occasionally. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Arrange the Vietnamese Vegetarian Fried Egg Rolls on a serving plate.
    • Prepare a dipping sauce by mixing hoisin sauce with a bit of water or serve with peanut sauce if desired.
    • Enjoy these delectable Chả Giò with friends and family, experiencing the authentic flavors of Vietnamese cuisine in every bite.

These Vietnamese Vegetarian Fried Egg Rolls offer a delightful twist to the classic recipe, providing a crunchy exterior filled with a medley of flavorful and wholesome ingredients. Perfect for any occasion, these Chả Giò are a true celebration of Vietnamese culinary excellence.