Although fresh spring rolls are more commonly associated with Vietnam or China, they do feature as appetizers in a number of restaurants in Thailand. Fresh spring rolls (known as paw pia sot in Thai) can be found at some hawker stalls and many vegetarian restaurants will also have them on the menu.
The spring roll wrapper may be made from rice or wheat, but the other ingredients will very much depend on the individual who has prepared them. Typically though, fresh spring rolls in Thailand will include carrots, cucumber, roasted nuts, lettuce and herbs. Grilled chicken is a common filling but eggs or tofu may be used as alternatives for vegetarians. Two different types of dipping sauce are usually offered with the spring rolls; one is sweet chilli and the other is a spicy chilli dip. At hawker stalls, individual spring rolls may cost from 5 Baht upwards, but in restaurants it is common to be charged per plate. The spring rolls featured in the photo are filled with grilled chicken and vegetables and cost me 60 Baht for a plate of 10 including the home-made dipping sauces. And aroy mak it was too!