> Simple and Delicious Spring Rolls 'Popiah' Recipe

Simple and Delicious Spring Rolls 'Popiah' Recipe


Popiah (薄餅) is a type of fresh spring rolls commonly found in Malaysia, Singapore, Medan, and Taiwan. Filled with shredded vegetables and more, Popiah is a popular street food in Malaysia. It’s also one of the popular dishes served at home; the concoction is especially fun and rewarding if shared with friends and family.


    for stir fry
  • 1 large yam bean
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 300g chicken
  • 300g prawns
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 packet popiah wrappers
  • 1 head chinese or butter lettuce
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 250g blanched bean shoots (topped and tailed)
  • 1 cup deep fried shallots
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Garlic and chilli sauce
  • 3 chopped spring onions

How To Make :

  1. Peel yam bean and cut into batons two to three millimetres thick.
  2. Chop prawns and chicken Asian style. Combine prawns and chicken on a chopping board and continue to chop and mix at the same time.
  3. Grate carrot.
  4. Peel cucumber and cut around the edge working towards the centre (stop before you reach the seeds). Cut into batons.
  5. Beat eggs and cook omelette mixture then roll and slice and set aside.
  6. Add oil to wok and cook garlic.
  7. Cook chicken and prawns, making sure meat separates.
  8. Add yam bean and grated carrot and cook till soft.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
  10. To assemble, brush the popiah skin with hoisin sauce and garlic and chilli sauce to taste.
  11. Lay a lettuce leaf on top and then spoon approximately one tablespoon of cooled mixture on top of lettuce (make sure mixture is properly cooled or skin may tear).
  12. Add a small amount of cucumber, shallots and finely chopped spring onion and then fold lower edge of skin over ingredients, then fold in left and right edges. Roll up Swiss-roll style.