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Poh Piah, South East Asian Spring Rolls

Category: Main Dishes

Serves: 15 people

Preparing time: 00:00

Cooking time: 00:00


230g carrots (shredded)

1 large tin bamboo shoots (finely shredded)

1 large white turnip (finely shredded)

1 firm tofu (cut into small cubes)

1 jar Wing Yip Yellowbean Sauce

1 medium white onion

4 cloves garlic

170g belly pork

1 packet spring soll sheeets

3 tbsp peanut oil

2 tsp sugar

1 tbsp Wing Yip Light Soy Sauce


4 eggs (made into omelettes and finely shredded)

1 cucumber (Shredded)

Crispy garlic (about 8 cloves chopped and fried)

228g cooked prawns

228g beansprouts (blanched)

cupful of picked coriander leaves

2 heads soft lettuce (cleaned an separated)

Fresh garlic paste (pounded fresh garlic)

Thick chilli sauce

Thick sweet soya sauce

Cooking Method

Step 1

Method - Filling Place belly pork in a about 475ml (2 cups) water and bring to the boil. Lower heat and cook pork for 20 minutes.

Step 2

When cooked, cut up pork into small pieces and reserve cooking stock. In a food processor, blitz the onion and garlic.

Step 3

Heat peanut oil in a lidded pot and fry onion garlic mixture until it starts to caramalise. Add jar of yellowbean sauce to the pot and after 2 minutes, the shredded carrot, turnip and bamboo shoots.

Step 4

Fill sauce jar up with water and add to the pot. Cook mixture down for 20 – 30 minutes until it starts to dry out.

Step 5

Add the pork and season with sugar and light soya sauce. The filling should be quite dry with no runny sauce.

Step 6

To make up spring rolls Place two spring roll wrappers on a plate or board and spread (diagonally down the centre in the shape of a cigar) a little thick soy, thick chilli sauce and crushed raw garlic and crispy garlic pieces.

Step 7

Place some beansprouts on the sauce and then a lettuce leaf on top. Fill lettuce with a tablespoon of cooked filling, then scatter about 5 small cooked prawns on top together with a little shredded omelette and coriander leaves.

Step 8

Firmly roll spring roll away from the body, folding the sides as you go along. Cut into bite size pieces before eating.

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