Ram Quang

By Helen Le Published: November 8, 2011

  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 60 mins

  • Yield: 20 rolls (4 Servings)

Ram Quảng or central-style fried spring roll is a very special version of Vietnamese spring roll that is mostly popular in Quang Nam - Da Nang. Unlike "Nem ran" in Hanoi or "Cha gio" in Saigon, Ram Quang is a lot simpler to prepare, yet is very tasty and unique.

  • Season the shrimps with salt and pepper.
  • Season the pork with minced spring onion stem, salt and pepper. Make sure you slice the pork very thinly. Otherwise you need to stir-fry it before rolling to avoid undercooking the meat.
  • To roll, place one wrapper on a flat surface (like a plate or cutting board). Top up with one shrimp, one slice of pork and a few spring onion strips at one corner. Roll it diagonally starting from the corner. Stop at halfway and fold the sides inward. Continue rolling very tightly till the end. You can seal it using some egg white as glue.
  • Fill a dry and clean saucepan with at least 1 inch (3 cm) of vegetable oil. Heat the oil until it reaches 180°C/375°F (or when bubbles appear around a wooden chopstick dipped into the oil) Gently slide the rolls into the oil leaving some space between the rolls during the first few minutes so that they won't stick to each other. After a few minutes, you can squeeze the space and add more rolls.
  • Deep fry until the rolls turn golden brown on all sides. Then place them on paper towel to drain off the excess oil.
  • Good rolls should be very crispy with amazing fragrance of fried shrimps and spring onion.

Tips: There are several ways to serve these crispy spring rolls

–       As a starter with some light dipping fish sauce

–       Wrap them in fresh green mustard leaves (cải xanh), or lettuce leaves and serve with the dipping sauce. If green mustard leaves are used, the dish is called “Ram cuốn cải”

–      Wrap them in rice paper together with fresh greens like a fresh spring roll. Serve with light dipping sauce.

–   Serve with rice vermicelli and fresh greens like a “salad bowl”. Use light dipping sauce as “salad dressing”


Có rất nhiều cách để thưởng thức Ram Quảng:

– Bạn có thể đơn giản chấm với nước mắm tỏi để ăn.

– Cuộn Ram vào trong rau cải hoặc bánh tráng với rau cải và các loại rau thơm khác rồi chấm mắm tỏi. Món này còn được gọi là Ram Cuốn Cải.

– Ram còn có thể ăn kèm với bún và rau thơm, cùng một ít nước mắm. Đó là món Bún Chả Giò