Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah) 薄饼

by Angie Liew
Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah)

 

Spring is all about eating fresh and having time for parties. How appropriate it will be to have a Popiah Party. Spring rolls are fun to serve when having friends over and everyone will be busy rolling and eating them. This delicious popiah recipe will be your favourite!

It’s a perfect combination of sweetness from the sweet sauce, the spiciness from the chilli sauce, the savouriness from the meat and the crunchiness from all the fresh vegetables wrapped in it. A wrap filled with fresh ingredients and vegetables of spring, fresh spring rolls (popiah) is a favourite street food in Malaysia. However nothing beats homemade spring rolls!

In this recipe, I’ve also included the recipe for the popiah turnip filling that we typically prepare at home. Alternatively, you may also use the Stir Fried Yam Bean recipe that can be found here.

 

Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah)

 

Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah)

Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah)

 

 

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Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah) 薄饼
By Angie Liew of Huang Kitchen
Serving For
25spring rolls
Prep Time
1hour
Cook Time
1 3/4hours
Serving For
25spring rolls
Prep Time
1hour
Cook Time
1 3/4hours
Ingredients
To cook filling
To prepare garnishing ingredients
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Instructions
To cook filling
  1. Choose fresh and sweet turnips, also known as jicama for this dish.
    Choose fresh and sweet turnips, also known as jicama for this dish.
    Choose fresh and sweet turnips, also known as jicama for this dish.
    Choose fresh and sweet turnips, also known as jicama for this dish.
  2. Peel the skin off the turnips, wash and drained well.
    Peel the skin off the turnips, wash and drained well.
    Peel the skin off the turnips, wash and drained well.
    Peel the skin off the turnips, wash and drained well.
  3. Cut the turnips into strips.
    Cut the turnips into strips.
    Cut the turnips into strips.
    Cut the turnips into strips.
  4. Place the strips of turnip in a coriander.
    Place the strips of turnip in a coriander.
    Place the strips of turnip in a coriander.
    Place the strips of turnip in a coriander.
  5. Have ready some fresh spring roll wrap/skin. They can be homemade or store bought.
    Have ready some fresh spring roll wrap/skin. They can be homemade or store bought.
    Have ready some fresh spring roll wrap/skin. They can be homemade or store bought.
    Have ready some fresh spring roll wrap/skin. They can be homemade or store bought.
  6. To cook the filling, first boil prawn shells in water for about 10 minutes.
    To cook the filling, first boil prawn shells in water for about 10 minutes.
    To cook the filling, first boil prawn shells in water for about 10 minutes.
    To cook the filling, first boil prawn shells in water for about 10 minutes.
  7. Strained the prawn stock and set aside.
    Strained the prawn stock and set aside.
    Strained the prawn stock and set aside.
    Strained the prawn stock and set aside.
  8. Season the prawns with salt.
    Season the prawns with salt.
    Season the prawns with salt.
    Season the prawns with salt.
  9. Next fry firm bean curd on non-stick pan till browned on both sides.
    Next fry firm bean curd on non-stick pan till browned on both sides.
    Next fry firm bean curd on non-stick pan till browned on both sides.
    Next fry firm bean curd on non-stick pan till browned on both sides.
  10. Then cut the fried bean curd into strips.
    Then cut the fried bean curd into strips.
    Then cut the fried bean curd into strips.
    Then cut the fried bean curd into strips.
  11. Heat oil in a wok and lightly brown minced garlic.
    Heat oil in a wok and lightly brown minced garlic.
    Heat oil in a wok and lightly brown minced garlic.
    Heat oil in a wok and lightly brown minced garlic.
  12. Add brown bean paste and fry until fragrant.
    Add brown bean paste and fry until fragrant.
    Add brown bean paste and fry until fragrant.
    Add brown bean paste and fry until fragrant.
  13. Pour in strained prawn stock.
    Pour in strained prawn stock.
    Pour in strained prawn stock.
    Pour in strained prawn stock.
  14. When the prawn stock comes to a boil, add in turnip strips and mix well.
    When the prawn stock comes to a boil, add in turnip strips and mix well.
    When the prawn stock comes to a boil, add in turnip strips and mix well.
    When the prawn stock comes to a boil, add in turnip strips and mix well.
  15. When it starts to boil again, add in the diced meat.
    When it starts to boil again, add in the diced meat.
    When it starts to boil again, add in the diced meat.
    When it starts to boil again, add in the diced meat.
  16. Cover and simmer gently on low heat for 1 1/2 hours until the turnip is soft or transfer to a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 30 minutes.
    Cover and simmer gently on low heat for 1 1/2 hours until the turnip is soft or transfer to a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 30 minutes.
    Cover and simmer gently on low heat for 1 1/2 hours until the turnip is soft or transfer to a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 30 minutes.
    Cover and simmer gently on low heat for 1 1/2 hours until the turnip is soft or transfer to a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 30 minutes.
  17. Then add in the prawns.
    Then add in the prawns.
    Then add in the prawns.
    Then add in the prawns.
  18. Next add in bean curd strips and salt to taste.
    Next add in bean curd strips and salt to taste.
    Next add in bean curd strips and salt to taste.
    Next add in bean curd strips and salt to taste.
  19. Cover and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
    Cover and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
    Cover and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
    Cover and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
  20. And the turnip filling is ready to be used for the wrap!
    And the turnip filling is ready to be used for the wrap!
    And the turnip filling is ready to be used for the wrap!
    And the turnip filling is ready to be used for the wrap!
To prepare garnish ingredients
  1. While turnip is simmering in the wok, prepare the garnishing ingredients. Wash lettuce, blanch beansprouts, shred cucumber, sliced omelette, fry shallots, ground fried garlic and roasted peanuts. Also not forgetting the sweet and chilli sauce.
    While turnip is simmering in the wok, prepare the garnishing ingredients. Wash lettuce, blanch beansprouts, shred cucumber, sliced omelette, fry shallots, ground fried garlic and roasted peanuts. Also not forgetting the sweet and chilli sauce.
    While turnip is simmering in the wok, prepare the garnishing ingredients. Wash lettuce, blanch beansprouts, shred cucumber, sliced omelette, fry shallots, ground fried garlic and roasted peanuts. Also not forgetting the sweet and chilli sauce.
    While turnip is simmering in the wok, prepare the garnishing ingredients. Wash lettuce, blanch beansprouts, shred cucumber, sliced omelette, fry shallots, ground fried garlic and roasted peanuts. Also not forgetting the sweet and chilli sauce.
  2. To make omelette, spread beaten eggs thinly on non-stick pan.
    To make omelette, spread beaten eggs thinly on non-stick pan.
    To make omelette, spread beaten eggs thinly on non-stick pan.
    To make omelette, spread beaten eggs thinly on non-stick pan.
  3. Cook the thin omelette till set and remove from pan.
    Cook the thin omelette till set and remove from pan.
    Cook the thin omelette till set and remove from pan.
    Cook the thin omelette till set and remove from pan.
  4. Slice finely the cooked omelette.
    Slice finely the cooked omelette.
    Slice finely the cooked omelette.
    Slice finely the cooked omelette.
To assemble the spring rolls
  1. To serve, put a spring roll wrap on a plate or flat board.
    To serve, put a spring roll wrap on a plate or flat board.
    To serve, put a spring roll wrap on a plate or flat board.
    To serve, put a spring roll wrap on a plate or flat board.
  2. Spread with as much chilli, sweet sauce and ground fried garlic as desired.
    Spread with as much chilli, sweet sauce and ground fried garlic as desired.
    Spread with as much chilli, sweet sauce and ground fried garlic as desired.
    Spread with as much chilli, sweet sauce and ground fried garlic as desired.
  3. Next, place a piece of fresh lettuce on one edge of the spring roll wrap.
    Next, place a piece of fresh lettuce on one edge of the spring roll wrap.
    Next, place a piece of fresh lettuce on one edge of the spring roll wrap.
    Next, place a piece of fresh lettuce on one edge of the spring roll wrap.
  4. Then add blanch beansprout followed by sliced cucumber.
    Then add blanch beansprout followed by sliced cucumber.
    Then add blanch beansprout followed by sliced cucumber.
    Then add blanch beansprout followed by sliced cucumber.
  5. Place 2 tablespoons of filling, drained of gravy, on top.
    Place 2 tablespoons of filling, drained of gravy, on top.
    Place 2 tablespoons of filling, drained of gravy, on top.
    Place 2 tablespoons of filling, drained of gravy, on top.
  6. Top with omelette strips and sprinkle with a little roasted ground peanuts and shallot crisps.
    Top with omelette strips and sprinkle with a little roasted ground peanuts and shallot crisps.
    Top with omelette strips and sprinkle with a little roasted ground peanuts and shallot crisps.
    Top with omelette strips and sprinkle with a little roasted ground peanuts and shallot crisps.
  7. Lastly, wrap and then fold up the two sides of wrapper and roll up like a swiss roll. And we're done!
    Lastly, wrap and then fold up the two sides of wrapper and roll up like a swiss roll. And we're done!
    Lastly, wrap and then fold up the two sides of wrapper and roll up like a swiss roll. And we're done!
    Lastly, wrap and then fold up the two sides of wrapper and roll up like a swiss roll. And we're done!
  8. Cut and serve the spring rolls immediately.
    Cut and serve the spring rolls immediately.
    Cut and serve the spring rolls immediately.
    Cut and serve the spring rolls immediately.
Notes

It's best to keep the filling warm when using to make the spring rolls.

Refrigerated spring roll wraps is best steamed to make them soft again for wrapping.

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