Jeaw Wan (Sweet Sauce)

I grew up with this sauce and still love it! It is the perfect sauce for spring rolls, eggrolls, lettuce wrap, banh cuon, banh xeo, and salads. Make it and save it in your fridge for about a week.

Jeaw wan – Sweet Sauce

A delicious Lao sauce perfect for spring rolls, eggrolls, and more.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: sauce
Cuisine: Lao, laotian
Keyword: lao food, laotian food, sauce, sweet sauce
Servings: 6
Author: Saeng


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cup water
  • 4 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 fresh bird eye chili pepper
  • 1/4 cup peanuts crushed
  • 1/2 lime


  • Caramelize sugar then carefully add water. Stir and melt the sugar completely then turn off heat. Add fish sauce to taste.
  • In a mortar and pestle, crush garlic, pepper, and peanuts.
  • Add the caramelized water to the mortar and then squeeze lime