Vegan spring rolls

Spring rolls (Chun Juan) derive their name from the traditional festival for which they are traditionally prepared: the Spring Festival (Chunjie), also known as Chinese New Year.

Preparation time: over 30 minutes

Ingredients for 20/25 spring rolls


Shan'shi ingredients

Additional ingredients

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp. garlic (chopped)
  • 30 g spring onions (chopped)
  • 30 g shiitake-mushrooms (sliced)
  • 300 g carrots (cut into sticks)
  • 500 g white cabbage (cut into sticks)
  • 25 spring roll sheets (you can easily find them frozen in any Asian grocery store)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp water

The crispy, golden rolls are said to symbolize gold ingots and bring prosperity in the coming year. What’s more, spring rolls are one of the most popular Chinese dishes worldwide, loved by adults and children alike: the perfect finger food idea when entertaining family and friends.


Heat the wok oil in a medium-sized wok, add the garlic and fry for a few seconds. Add all the vegetables, continue stirring for a few minutes, then add the glass noodles (which you have previously soaked in water and drained), also add sesame oil, soy sauce, salt and sugar. Stir for a few more minutes until all the ingredients are well combined. Set aside and leave to cool. The filling must be cold when we make the spring rolls.

Mix flour and water in a cup, this is needed to fix the dough sheets. Now we are ready to roll! Take a spring roll sheet and place it on the table with one corner in front of you, place about 1 teaspoon of your vegetable filling on top and fold the sheet up twice. Then fold in the sides and roll it almost to the top and stick the end down with a little flour and water. Do this with all the other spring rolls.

You can fry your spring rolls in a deep fryer or in a large wok or even in a pan. Pour in 1 liter of peanut oil and heat until ready to fry (you can check if it’s ready by adding some flour to the oil). Fry 4-5 spring rolls at a time until golden brown. When they are ready, place them on kitchen paper to soak up excess oil. Serve hot, accompanied by a hot and sour dipping sauce.

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You can easily prepare the sauce in advance by mixing a bottle of chili sauce sweet with a teaspoon of sambal olek for an extra spicy kick.

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