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10+ Rice Paper Roll Dipping Sauce Ideas (Traditional + Creative!)

09/02/2024

Love rice paper rolls but looking to mix things up a bit? Check out this amazing collection of traditional (and a few creative!) dipping sauce ideas to take your homemade rice paper rolls to a whole new level.

A triptych of tamarind sauce, sweet chilli and peanut hoisin sauce.

Why We Love This

Dipping sauces are the perfect way to take any meal to a whole new level, but this is especially true for rice paper rolls!

Whether you love fresh or fried spring rolls, more traditional rice paper roll ingredients like pork and prawn, or vegetarian rice paper rolls with their colourful rainbow of crisp veggies, you’ll find an amazing dipping sauce recipe below to pair with them.

Keep your favourites handy, or try a new sauce for a completely different flavour and experience each time.

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A vegetarian rice paper roll is dipped into tamarind sauce.
Tamarind dipping sauce is perfect with fresh or fried spring rolls.
A rice paper roll being dipped into homemade hoisin peanut sauce.
Classic peanut hoisin sauce for rice paper rolls.

Rice Paper Roll Dipping Sauce Ideas (Traditional + Creative!)

Peanut hoisin dipping sauce ready to eat!
Peanut Hoisin Sauce for Rice Paper Rolls
We've found the perfect peanut hoisin sauce for rice paper rolls, ready in less than 5 minutes. This dipping sauce is packed with crunchy crushed peanut and a perfect sweet and salty flavour. So grab your cold rolls, summer rolls or homemade rice paper rolls and get dipping.
Peanut Hoisin Sauce for Rice Paper Rolls
Garlic and chilli pieces float in a light brown Vietnamese tamarind dipping sauce.
Easy Vietnamese Tamarind Dipping Sauce
A tart sweet and sour sauce that's bursting with flavour. Tamarind dipping sauce is THE sauce you want alongside your Vietnamese fried spring rolls and fresh rice paper rolls. Get dippin'!
Easy Vietnamese Tamarind Dipping Sauce
Bowl of nuoc mam cham with freshly chopped chilli.
Nuoc Mam Cham – Easy Vietnamese Dipping Sauce
Enjoy the delicious salty-sweet-sour flavour of Nuoc Mam Cham as an easy Vietnamese dipping sauce or salad dressing. This flavour-packed condiment is ready in less than two minutes!
Nuoc Mam Cham – Easy Vietnamese Dipping Sauce
Thinly sliced steak next to a bowl of nam jim jaew and lettuce.
Nam Jim Jaew Dipping Sauce
This spicy sour and aromatic chilli dipping sauceis often served alongside thinly sliced steak, but pairs equally well with freshly made rice paper rolls.
Nam Jim Jaew Dipping Sauce
Gyoza being dipped into sauce with chopsticks.
Super Quick Gyoza Sauce (Just 4 Ingredients!)
A quick and easy dumpling dipping sauce you can serve with Japanese gyoza or potstickers. Just 4 ingredients, with extra ideas to make it your own. Use it with your favourite homemade or store-bought dumplings.
Super Quick Gyoza Sauce (Just 4 Ingredients!)
A white dish filled with umami sauce.
Kecap Manis – Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce
Try our handcrafted recipe for umami sauce, made with a blend of umami-packed ingredients like soy, miso and katsuobushi. This sweet and salty sauce is ready to bring huge savoury flavour to your cooking.
Kecap Manis – Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce
Bowl of homemade Japanese tonkatsu sauce with a garnish of white sesame seeds.
Easy Tonkatsu Sauce – Restaurant Style
Homemade Japanese tonkatsu sauce at its best. This easy restaurant style recipe includes the all important toasted sesame seeds for the perfect pairing with any katsu cutlet.
Easy Tonkatsu Sauce – Restaurant Style
A golden bowl of Japanese goma dressing.
Roasted Sesame Dressing
Japanese roasted sesame dressing adds a wonderful nutty flavour to any salad. Mix it together in minutes, or keep a batch ready to go in the fridge! Naturally vegan.
Roasted Sesame Dressing
A prawn is dipped into a bowl of seafood sauce.
Epic Seafood Sauce
Whether you call it seafood sauce, Marie Rose sauce or even prawn dippy sauce – this is a classic Aussie favourite for retro prawn cocktails! Discover our new secret ingredient that elevates this epic recipe to a whole new level.
Epic Seafood Sauce
Bowl of homemade okonomiyaki sauce topped with shichimi togarashi.
Okonomiyaki Sauce
You've just made Japanese pancakes and realised you're out of sauce! Never fear – this 4 ingredient Okonomiyaki sauce recipe is here! With easy pantry ingredients, you'll have it ready in minutes.
Okonomiyaki Sauce
Sriacha mayo in a white dish with chilli powder.
The Ultimate Sriracha Mayo
Turn up the heat with the ultimate homemade sriracha mayo recipe! This incredible creamy hot sauce is ready in minutes, perfect for dunking crispy fried chicken or slathering over burgers, veggies or rice bowls.
The Ultimate Sriracha Mayo

Storage

For the full storage instructions refer to each recipe. However in general, each sauce will last for a few days (possibly more) in the fridge when stored in a clean glass jar or airtight container.

It’s a great idea to portion out your chosen sauces into individual bowls for people to dunk their own. That way any unused leftover sauce can go in the fridge, while used sauce leftovers can be discarded.

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10+ Rice Paper Roll Dipping Sauce Ideas (Traditional + Creative!)

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