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Hoisin Peanut Sauce in a bowl.
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Hoisin Peanut Sauce (Tương Chấm Gỏi Cuốn)

You can't have Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls without some Hoisin Peanut Sauce. This recipe uses store-bought sauces to make it super easy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dip, Lunch, Sauce
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Servings: 10
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Jeannette


  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 4 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water (or chicken and pork stock)
  • 1/4 lemon's juice
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • crushed peanuts (optional)


  • Start by heating up the oil in a small pan. Lower the heat to a low-medium and brown the garlic for 1 minute.
  • Add the hoisin sauce, peanut butter and sugar, mixing until well combined.
  • Adjust the thickness of the sauce by adding water or stock until it reaches a consistency you like.
  • Add the lemon juice and stir until combined.
  • To finish it off, drizzle the in sesame oil and give it a stir. Garnish it with crushed peanuts before serving.


  • Cook over a low heat. This prevents the sauces from burning.
  • Add the liquid in slowly. You can adjust the consistency your liking by pouring in a little of the water or stock at a time while stirring. Stop when you've found the perfect balance.
  • Stir constantly. The sauces will heat up and bubble quickly, so it's important to stir to remove the clumps and keep everything smooth.
  • We like to get smooth peanut butter for this dip, but you can also go for the crunchy version to get more texture.


Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg