Tags: Vietnamese
Fresh rice paper wraps, stuffed with vermicelli, lettuce, mint, and protein. Usually served with a peanut/hoisin dipping sauce.

Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll) at Pho 99
Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll) at Cô Châm
Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll) at Benji's
Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll) at Hủ Tiếu Ḿ Gia
Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll) at Kanata Noodle House
Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll) at Fuschian Vietnamese
Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll) at Ox Head
Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll) at Pho Kam Long
Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll) at New Mee Fung
Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll) at New Phở Ḅ Gà LA
Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll) at Lee Chee Viet Thai
Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll) at Pho Thi Fusion
Where to get Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Roll)


2015 Jul 23
These were some of the freshest gỏi cuốn tôm I've encountered... still warm when they arrived at my table!
$4.95 for two, very nicely presented. Stuffed with shrimp, quite a lot of vermicelli, and some lettuce. The peanut sauce (nước lèo) was the hoisin-centric style, with crushed peanuts on top. Very nice!


2007 Jan 28
The fresh spring rolls were very tasty, as was the accompanying peanut garlic dipping sauce (not shown). Our only complaint was that the rice paper had the very slight toughness that indicates they were probably made ahead of time. We've had tougher ones at other places though, so we're just trying to be picky here. They certainly ranked up with those found on Somerset.

The sweet pickled red onion garnish was good too!


2008 Mar 30
Fresh and tasty, the way it should be!



2009 Jun 8
The Shrimp Rice Paper Wraps (aka Goi Cuon / Summer Rolls / Salad Rolls) were of very good quality, freshly prepared and containing a good ratio of vermicelli, lettuce, mint, and meat. The 4 separate bowls of peanut dipping sauce were a nice touch (most places give you one per order).

2010 Jan 14
PejDaddy - is the sauce pictured there nước mắm? Some people call it fish sauce (it is not just the sauce from the bottle, but a mixture of that sauce and other ingredients).

They look pretty good, think I will go there tomorrow!

2010 Jan 10
bbq beef and bbq pork rice paper wraps @ pho kam long. house-made fresh to order!!! these were quite generous in size and uber healthy you will love yourself fit and naked. the seasoned and bbq beef and pork were nicely warm on the inside with cooler vermicelli and veg fillings. the vinegar dipping sauce was TOO mild though -- something that i've found with common with vietnamese cuisine. these are so good, you can have them anytime of the day including your daydreams, nightdreams and smiling all the way.

2010 Nov 13
These were freshly made, but lacked some of the herbal interest found in other restaurants. Also, they were thick and loosely rolled, which made them relatively difficult to eat. Not bad though!

If you order the "normal" wraps with pork and shrimp, you get the peanut-hoisin sauce as a condiment. With the grilled meat rice wraps, you get the fish sauce instead (as indicated by FEEL MY SERPENTINE).

2010 Sep 2
beef rice wraps @ ox head. light apps like any vietnamese joint out there. here it comes with the fish/rice vinegar + carrot dipping sauce as opposed to the peanut soy sauce found in others.

2011 Oct 9
Very fresh (made to order) and containing a generous amount of shrimp. The peanut sauce is more peanutty and less hoisin-y than usual -- not a bad thing!

2012 Apr 6
* Freshly made!
* Plenty of lettuce
* No bean sprouts
* Tasty shrimp

* Too much noodle
* Sauce was more hoisin-y and less peanutty (still better than pure hoisin though)


2012 Sep 12
Made to order, these were top notch! The dipping sauce was less peanutty than some but it wasn't the straight hoisin style.

2012 Sep 29
The Goi Cuon was pretty good quality, and the shrimp was exceptionally plump. What floored us is that we only received *one* for the $5 we paid. Normally, one pays ~$4 for two of these.

Is it recommended? Yes, but only if you're feeling wealthy.

We went over to IKEA for dessert after, and paid $1.99 for a slice of chocolate almond caramel tart to even out our financial Karma. ;-)


2009 May 26
They call them spring rolls but I know them as "summer rolls" and the ones I got there were the best I've ever had in Ottawa. They may take a few minutes to make but they are worth the wait.

cost: around $4 for two healthy summer rolls.

2008 Aug 16
pork summer roll



2009 Jul 12
I tried these on a previous visit a few years ago and can't remember much other than that they were unusual. The menu mentions apple and pineapple as ingredients, so if you order them expect to try something new!


2008 Apr 13
I had the vegetarian version of these. They were okay, but not amazing. The vermicelli was well cooked, but the masses of iceberg lettuce made the roll a bit bland. I was a bit disturbed to find part of a sticker on the tomato slice in my *second* roll. I pointed it out to the server and suggested that they check for stickers next time.

2007 Feb 4
These were very bad, but only because of the vermicelli. For one thing, they were stuffed with too much vermicelli but that would have been fine if it had been the usual moist noodles. What really got to us was the fact that these vermicelli were quite dry -- almost chewy. It was as though they'd been soaked a long time ago and then put aside until they dried out.

I saw someone else had ordered one of their vermicelli bowls and it seemed to contain the same kind of dried out vermicelli! Man, you'd need a whole cup of nuoc cham to get that down your throat...

These fresh spring rolls were actually made fresh (the rice paper wrapper was of a perfect moist texture) and contained a decent quantity of shrimp. Too bad about the vermicelli!


2007 Mar 12
Has the size and appearance of a cabbage roll, filled with rice and other yumminess. The rice-paper wrap is fairly translucent so you can see the stuff inside. Comes with dipping sauce - very yummy. 2 for 3 bucks as of this writing.


2007 Apr 13
Had Fresh garden rolls with Shrimp (Summer rolls) at Cafe Indochine. They were 2 for $4.95 and they were large rolls, stuffed with mint, vermicelli and three slices of halved shrimp each. They tasted fresh and were well paired with the bean sauce that came with them.

I'd have preferred a bit less vermicelli and some basil in addition to the mint as well as some carrot, but all in all, it was very good.


2007 Jul 14
The fresh spring rolls (shrimp) were certainly freshly made (which isn't the case at many other restaurants) but they had more bean sprouts than I like -- half bean sprouts and half vermicelli.

Unfortunately, the menu says they come with peanut sauce or fish sauce but we didn't notice and the server didn't ask so we ended up with fish sauce. Didn't notice the peanut sauce option until reading the take-out menu just now. Too bad, because they would have been much better with peanut sauce!


2008 Feb 15
The summer rolls here were extremely fresh - some places wrap them up in advance and it shows.

I think FF's comment of 'not full of flavour' can be attributed to the noticeably absent mint and/or cilantro (which some people may like)

Note my peanut sauce was much higher on the peanut:hoisin ratio as well

2007 Aug 20
Extremely fresh (made to order for sure), a good amount of shrimp, but somehow not full of flavour. The sauce was heavy on hoisin and low on peanut. Recommended? Sure, but I'm not raving about them. :)

2017 Mar 9
These are very good! Fresh and chewy-tender. The peanut sauce had good flavour but we found it to be quite runny, an observation that I mentioned when paying the bill. They said it shouldn't be as runny as we described and they'd check on it. Will report back next time!


2009 Sep 15
FF, we got lots of mint!

2007 Sep 23
Very fresh, good shrimp, but low on mint and the sauce was more like hoisin with peanuts floating in it rather than the really great peanut sauce you sometimes get in other places. Still, not bad at all.