STREAMING NOW: Simply Nigella

Thai Spring Rolls (Pa Pia)

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Crispy and delightful, always a treat to have with other Thai courses. Goes well with sweet and sour sauce or Thai Cucumber Sauce (Nam Chim Taeng Kwa).”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak cellophane noodles in warm water for 5 minutes; drain, and cut into 2" lengths; set aside.
  2. In small frying pan, stir-fry garlic and cilantro for a few seconds.
  3. Pour into a large bowl and mix with crab, pork, eggs, carrots, onions, fish sauce, pepper, sugar, salt, and cellophane noodles.
  4. Separate spring roll wrappers.
  5. Place a wrapper with one pointed edge toward you.
  6. On each corner, put a little of the egg mixture to seal edges of the spring roll.
  7. Put 2 tbsp of the meat mix 1/3 of the way down.
  8. Fold the closest edge over, then the right and left sides, then roll closed.
  9. Place rolls seam side down until ready to fry, not letting them touch each other.
  10. Fry up to 3 at a time in hot oil until golden brown; about 3 minutes on each side.
  11. Serve with sweet and sour sauce, or my recipe for Thai Cucumber Sauce (Nam Chim Taeng Kwa).

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a