hoisin dipping sauce for fresh spring rolls

Hoisin Dipping Sauce for Fresh Spring Rolls

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Hoisin dipping sauce is a favorite for fresh spring rolls, known for its thick texture and fragrant aroma. This recipe comes from a Vietnamese family who often make fresh spring rolls for their kids on weekends. It's a true reflection of the street-food flavors in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city).
Course Dipping Sauce
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword hoisin dipping sauce
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4


  • Cooking pot or pan
  • Knife


  • 4 teaspoons Hoisin sauce (from a hoisin sauce bottle)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 red chillies or chilli paste (deseeded, then thinly sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons roasted peanut (crushed)


  • Mix Ingredients: In a small pot, combine hoisin sauce, peanut butter, rice vinegar, and one tablespoon of water.
  • Cook Sauce: Cook gently over low heat, stirring continuously.
  • Adjust Consistency: Gradually add a bit more water while stirring until the sauce looks glossy and smooth.
  • Taste and Adjust: taste and adjust the ingredients until you're happy with the flavor.
  • Serve: Pour the dipping sauce into a small bowl.
  • Add Garnishes: Add chili slices (or chili paste) and crushed roasted peanuts just before serving.


Hoisin sauce is the second popular dipping sauce for fresh spring rolls, right after fish sauce. This recipe is perfect for a special homemade fresh spring roll called Popiah, a popular snack among school-age students in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), often enjoyed after school.

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