Khmer Vegetarian Spring Roll

November 14, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Khmer Vegetarian Spring Roll

Khmer Vegetarian Spring Roll: A Symphony of Crispy Delight

Indulge in the delectable world of Khmer Vegetarian Spring Rolls, a culinary masterpiece that skillfully blends an array of crisp vegetables, tofu, and taro root to create a symphony of flavors. Surprisingly delicious, even to the discerning palate, these rolls are a testament to the culinary prowess of Khmer cuisine. Crafted with love and precision, this vegetarian delight boasts an impressive list of ingredients that seamlessly combine for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Balanced Ingredients for Optimal Flavor

The magic begins with the harmonious mingling of shredded taro root, fried tofu, yellow onion, garlic, and cabbage. This mixture forms the heart of the spring rolls, providing a delightful combination of textures and tastes. The addition of sugar, soy sauce, and black pepper elevates the flavor profile, ensuring a perfect balance that captivates the senses. The simplicity of this recipe belies its complexity in taste, leaving an indelible mark on every bite.

Crafting Perfection in a Roll

The crafting process involves a meticulous assembly, with each spring roll shell carefully separated and filled with the vegetable and tofu mixture. The tight rolling and sealing technique, employing a cornstarch water solution, ensure that each roll is a compact bundle of flavor. With detailed instructions provided on the back of the spring roll pastry package, even novice cooks can master the art of creating these crispy delights.

Culinary Alchemy in a Deep Fryer

The crowning glory of the Khmer Vegetarian Spring Roll lies in its perfect crispiness, achieved through a skillful deep-frying process. Submerged in hot vegetable oil until achieving a golden-brown perfection, these rolls emerge from the fryer as a testament to culinary alchemy. Once removed and gently placed on a plate lined with paper towels, the spring rolls are ready to be savored—crispy, flavorful, and irresistibly delicious.

Serving Suggestions for a Gastronomic Affair

These vegetarian delights are best enjoyed hot, accompanied by sweet soy sauce for dipping or alongside rice noodles with vegetarian fish sauce. The Khmer Vegetarian Spring Roll is not just a culinary creation; it is an invitation to embark on a gastronomic affair, celebrating the art of blending simplicity and sophistication in the realm of Khmer cuisine.


2 cups of already shredded taro root
1 package 12 oz (340 gram) of fried tofu, julienne
1 cup of chopped yellow onion
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups of already shredded cabbage
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 cup of water
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1 package, 25 pieces of spring roll shells
6 cups of vegetable oil for deep fry spring roll

Directions to make Khmer Vegetarian Spring Roll

  1. Mixed shredded taro root and carrot in a large mixing bowl, and use your palms to squeezes out all it liquid then put it back in the bowl, add tofu, onion, garlic and cabbage, mixed well.
  2. Seasoning with sugar, soy sauce and black pepper, mixed well and set it a side.
  3. In a small bowl, mixed water with cornstarch together, mix well and set a side.
  4. Gentle pulls out each spring roll shell to separate from other shell.
  5. Lay one sheet flat on a cutting board or plate, spoon mix vegetables and put on 1/3 of the shell.
  6. Wrap the vegetables filling in spring roll shell, roll it tight and seal the end with cornstarch water, continue make spring roll till filling gone. Note: If you haven’t made spring roll before, look at the back of spring roll pastry package, it has illustrated instruction for you to follow.
  7. Heat 6 cups vegetable oil in high temperature.
  8. When oil is hot, deep fried spring roll till crispy golden brown.
  9. Removed spring roll from hot oil and put on a plate covered with paper towel to drained oil.

Serve hot with sweet soy sauce, or with rice noodle and vegetarian fish sauce.

Related Recipe: Cambodia Pork Spring Roll

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4

Calories Per Serving: 344

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏36g 13%
Total Fat ‏17g 22%
Saturated Fat ‏3g 15%
Dietary Fiber ‏7g 25%
Protein ‏17g 34%
Sodium ‏256mg 11%
Sugars ‏9g 18%


30 min


30 min




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