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What To Serve With Egg Rolls – 51 Delicious Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your egg rolls, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 51 of the most popular side dishes for egg rolls.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes for egg rolls include chow mein, crab rangoon, and General Tso’s chicken. You can also serve dishes such as egg drop soup, guacamole, and loaded potato skins with egg rolls. For a healthy accompaniment to egg rolls, try serving them with a cucumber salad or some bok choy.

Related: how to reheat egg rolls

Takeout copycats

Turn your egg roll meal into an oriental feast with these homemade fake-out dishes!

I always have my egg rolls with fried rice, but a bowl of spicy noodles sounds superb too. 

And if you want more protein, you can never go wrong with a saucy sweet and sour chicken to ‘beef‘ up your meal. 

Supreme soy sauce fried rice

This recipe will blow your favorite takeout fried rice out of the water. 

The game-changer is the “supreme soy sauce” made with a blend of sugar, fish sauce, shaoxing wine, oyster sauce, dark, and light soy sauce.

It’s simple, but it’ll infuse your plain old rice with a deep, addictive umami flavor. 

Pro-tip: store excess supreme soy sauce and use it to easily jazz up other dishes. 

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Egg drop soup

Egg drop soup is a classic Chinese dish, always offered alongside Hot and sour soup and Wonton soup on menus. 

All three of these soups would compliment egg rolls. 

I used to think egg drop soup was disgusting – but then I actually tried it and I couldn’t have been more wrong. 

It was warm, comforting, and delicious.

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Another takeout classic
Hot and sour soup
Make it fusion
Spicy miso ramen

General Tso’s chicken

General Tso’s Chicken is the perfect blend of sweet, sour, and umami deliciousness.

You can serve it as a main after some egg roll appetizers, or you can turn the chicken bites into a party snack by sticking one or two onto some cocktail sticks.

Ready to cook? This General Tso’s Chicken recipe from Tiffy Cooks comes in both regular and keto varieties.

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General Tso’s chicken
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Honey chicken
Fire up the grill
Char siu grilled chicken 

Crab Rangoon

Crab rangoon is an indulgent mix of crab and cream cheese wrapped in a crispy wonton wrapper.

They’re bite-sized American-Chinese treats that pair perfectly with egg rolls.

Wondering what dipping sauce to use?

A sweet and sour dip goes really well with crab rangoon and egg rolls.

And Kelly has a great guide on the best way to cook your crab rangoon for maximum flavor and crunch.

Tip: why not go all out and serve some gyoza or potstickers as well?

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Cantonese siu mai

Salt and pepper pork chops

Want more crunch with your golden egg rolls? Pair them with these salt and pepper pork chops. 

It might sound plain, but Omnivore Cookbook uses garlic and jalapeno-infused oil to fry the cornstarch-coated chops. 

This infuses the chops with a garlicky, mildly spicy twist that’ll send your taste buds into a frenzy. 

Plus, the crispy garlic and jalapeno slices are an excellent topping for more crunch. Win-win! 

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Moo shu pork 

Air fryer orange tofu

As much as I love the chicken version, this orange tofu dish is my go-to for busy weeknights. 

Air frying tofu is way easier than frying them, plus they get super golden and crispy without the extra calories.

And the sauce comes together in less than 10 minutes! 

Jessica in the Kitchen recommends freshly-squeezed orange juice for best results but I usually use store-bought because it’s less messy. 

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Air fryer orange tofu
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Baked sesame tofu
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Sweet and sour cauliflower bites

Chow mein

Name a better combination than chicken chow mein and egg rolls? I’ll wait.

Another dish almost as classic as chow mein is egg-fried rice. No Chinese feast would be complete without one of those two dishes.

Chow mein doesn’t have to be super calorific either (which is great when you want a second helping).

Take this 500-calorie air fryer chow mein from Hint of Helen. It hits the spot without hitting your waistline.

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Vegetables and salads

Make your egg rolls healthier with a tasty veggie side or a simple salad. 

You can never go wrong with a classic vegetable stir-fry, but why not try a Chinese cabbage stir-fry if you want a more authentic option? 

And when it comes to salads, a crisp cucumber salad can help cut through the greasiness of your crispy fried egg rolls. 

Soba noodle salad

Pop an egg roll on top of a noodle salad and you have a healthy, filling meal with a tasty treat on top. 

Just remember to save a bite of the egg roll until the end so you can wipe up all the leftover salad dressing.

Heaven in one bite.

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Blistered green beans

I love roasted green beans, but this blistered version is on another level. 

They’re charred and burnt in some spots, but they’re still delightfully moist and crisp-tender. 

The secret? Pre-cooking the green beans in the microwave – this ensures they’re cooked all the way through! 

Enjoy these blistered green beans with your egg rolls and fried rice for a satisfying nourishing meal. 

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Asian Slaw

Coleslaw is packed with fresh, lively flavors that will wake up your egg rolls.

Add an Asian twist and you have the perfect match.  

It’s easy to customize, naturally vegan, and a total showstopper.

A creamy mayo-based coleslaw is my usual go-to, but this sesame ginger dressing from Tracy at servedfromscratch is super tasty.

Whatever dressing you go for, your slaw is sure to be a popular side. So make enough, you don’t want any disappointed guests!

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Asian slaw
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Cucumber salad

Cucumber salad might sound boring but I can assure you it’s not.

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are the best.

You can prepare cucumber salad in less than 5 minutes so it’s perfect for a last-minute accompaniment to egg rolls.

It will add some color to people’s plates and act as a tasty palate cleanser.

Oliva’s cuisine has a Thai-inspired cucumber salad with a sesame-ginger dressing. Yum.

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Thai cucumber salad
Add heat
Spicy Asian cucumber salad
Make it different
Sweet and sour cucumber noodles

Bok choy

Bok choy has to be up there with one of my favorite vegetables.

It’s clean, fresh, and crunchy. If you’re after a lighter side for your egg rolls, bok choy fits the bill.

You can also mix in some choy sum (another Chinese vegetable).

For a simple side, steam the bok choy.

Or for something a bit more involved stir fry the bok choy in a mix of garlic, soy sauce, and siracha.

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Snacks and dips

Egg rolls aren’t just for dinner – they’re great as a party snack too (especially on game day).

Serve them with a sweet chili sauce alongside coconut shrimp. Or add a delicious Mexican twist with a creamy guacamole dip. 

And why not add indulgence with some crispy, gooey mozzarella sticks?


Egg rolls can be pretty heavy, so I like to serve a light and refreshing guacamole alongside them.

You can never go wrong with a bit of tasty guacamole!

Everyone has their own way of making guac, but I like mine with lots of lime juice, coriander, tomato, and red onion. 

My secret ingredient for great guac? A few drops of Worcester sauce.

Has this got your mouth watering?

Head over to Natashas Kitchen where she’s got recipes for three different varieties of guacamole.

(Jalapeno guac, anyone?!).

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Nachos are a universally loved party food.

Whether you serve them alongside your egg rolls or as an appetizer beforehand, no one’s going to be disappointed.

Best of all? You can put whatever toppings you like on the nachos.

The one thing you can’t miss is cheese… lots of gooey melted cheese.

One of my favorite nacho recipes of all time is these carne asada nachos from Damn Delicious.

Thank me later!

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Carne asada nachos
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Loaded potato skins

Loaded potato skins are really simple to make but are also super delicious (and kid-friendly). 

If you’re short on time you can prepare them ahead of time and then crisp them up just before serving.

There are loads of different toppings to pick from, and they’re an easy finger food just like egg rolls. 

I prefer the classic bacon, cheese, and chives variety (this recipe from the candid appetite looks so good!).

But if you’re looking for something a little more “authentic”, these Asian loaded potato skins are just the ticket. (You can never have too much hoisin!).

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Make it easy
Baked mini potatoes
A classic
Baked potato wedges 


Shrimp tempura is a crowd-pleaser (just like egg rolls).

There’s just something irresistible about the combination of crunchy panko breadcrumbs and soft shrimp.

But you can also make this a veggie side dish. I like to batter mushrooms and green beans.

Chefjar serves her shrimp tempura with a homemade yum yum sauce.

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Coconut shrimp
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Firecracker shrimp

Sushi rolls

Sushi rolls are fun to eat and even more fun to make.

For an interactive meal, you could get the guests involved in making their own sushi. Although they might forget to eat the egg rolls!

You’ve got so much choice when it comes to sushi.

There’s simple vegetable sushi, or you can jazz it up and add some crab sticks or smoked salmon.

Practice makes perfect delicious sushi is gimmesomeoven’s motto for their easy-to-make sushi rolls.

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What To Serve With Egg Rolls (51 ideas)

In this short recipe, I show exactly what to serve with your egg rolls.
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Course: Appetiser
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: egg rolls side dishes, what to serve with egg rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 196kcal


  • 1 portion Supreme soy sauce fried rice
  • 1 portion egg drop soup
  • 1 portion Asian slaw
  • 1 portion cucumber salad
  • 1 portion sushi rolls
  • 1 portion nachos … and more


  • Prepare your egg rolls according to your chosen recipe.
  • Choose the side dish to best suit your preferences.

Healthy Side Dishes

  • Serve your egg rolls alongside bok choy, guacamole, asian slaw, or cucumber salad.


  • Serve your egg rolls with chow mein, egg fried rice, egg drop soup, hot and sour soup, wonton soup, General Tso’s chicken, or nachos.

Party Foods

  • Serve your egg rolls with crab rangoon, loaded potato skins, sushi, or tempura.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 196kcal

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