Samui Summer Rolls: Recipe from Vikasa Life Cafe



Nothing says Thailand like Rice Paper Rolls. Our version of this classic asian favorite is one of the most popular items on the menu. Aside from the crunchy, colorful roll fillings, it’s really the almond dipping sauce and the mango chutney that makes this dish a flavor explosion. 

Take a little of Koh Samui into your kitchen with this delicious recipe from head Life Cafe chef, Boris Lauser. 

For the Rolls

Prepare 2 rice paper sheets by soaking them in hot water until soft

Fill each sheet with:

– 1 romaine lettuce leaf

– 5 big or 10 small leaves Thai sweet basil

– some coriander leaves

– some mint leaves

– 1/4 avocado, sliced

– vegetable julienne (carrot, cucumber, daikon radish, beetroot)

– pea sprouts or young morning glory sprouts

– garlic chives (similar to spring onion)


Cut each roll in the middle on a long diagonal.

Serve on a plate with the almond dip and mango chutney and garnish with sesame seeds and fresh coriander. See below for dip and chutney.


Mango Chutney:

– 1 fresh mango, cut in small dice

-1 chili, red, chopped finely

-1 handful mint leaves, chopped

-1 handful coriander leaves, chopped

-1 tablespoon tamarind paste

-1 tablespoon or more (depends on mango) liquid sweetener

-salt to taste

Combine everything in a bowl and mix well. 


Almond Ginger Dip:

-250 g almonds (soak them for 6 hours, then rinse)

-160 g dates

-50 g ginger

-1 piece small red thai chili

-35 ml soy sauce (changed from 50g and 40g)

-450 ml water

-20 ml lime juice

-1.5 teaspoons salt


Blend all in Vitamix blender until smooth and creamy.

Tip: For more protein, add pan fried tempeh sticks to each roll. You can fry them in good oil, then use some coco aminos for flavoring

Vikasa Life Cafe : The Evolution of Food

Love this recipe? Allow us to cook for you! The Vikasa Life Cafe is open daily from 9am to 9pm in Koh Samui Thailand. It is the perfect location to enjoy healthy plant-based food in Koh Samui, as well as enjoy the best views of the island. Read more here.