How to Make Wheat Flour Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah)

This reminds me of my childhood, I used to get this from a lil cart in Melaka.The seller will roll them as I order. Now as I make it I can appreciate his skill the skin/wrap is not as easy as it seems

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How to Make Wheat Flour Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah) Recipe
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This recipe covers fresh spring roll wrap & filling. The Wrap is requires skill to make. You can opt to substitute this with Vietnamese Fresh Spring Roll wrap that you can get at a good Asian Grocer

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Alternatively - you can buy Chinese Spring Roll Wrap and use the same filling in this recipe and deep fry your spring rolls.

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Lets start with the wrap recipe as this requires time to rest. Add the All purpose flour, tapioca flour and salt. Use the water sparingly. Add 1/2 a cup first and mix with your hand.

Lets start with the wrap recipe as this requires time to rest. Add the All purpose flour, tapioca flour and salt. Use the water sparingly. Add 1/2 a cup first and mix with your hand.

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We are after a batter that is stringy, viscous, with a ribbon like effect like the photo. You may add a little water but try not to use all the balance - as it will be very runny.

We are after a batter that is stringy, viscous, with a ribbon like effect like the photo. You may add a little water but try not to use all the balance - as it will be very runny.

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I keep working on my batter for 15 minutes , resting 10 minutes and working a further 15 minutes.

I keep working on my batter for 15 minutes , resting 10 minutes and working a further 15 minutes.

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Lift the batter up and slam it in the middle of the bowl to work the gluten. Place the batter in the fridge -overnight to rest. It will be more solid & less sticky the next day.

Lift the batter up and slam it in the middle of the bowl to work the gluten. Place the batter in the fridge -overnight to rest. It will be more solid & less sticky the next day.

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In a bowl add Grate the carrots, dice the beans and mushroom. If you can get hold of fresh Yam Bean - grate it too. Yam bean has a crunchy texture and retains this even when cooked

In a bowl add Grate the carrots, dice the beans and mushroom. If you can get hold of fresh Yam Bean - grate it too. Yam bean has a crunchy texture and retains this even when cooked

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Dice the tofu - small and place in a bowl and season with salt. If you are using fresh prawns dice them small too & season. If you don't use fresh prawns - you can use ground dried prawns.

Dice the tofu - small and place in a bowl and season with salt. If you are using fresh prawns dice them small too & season. If you don't use fresh prawns - you can use ground dried prawns.

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As I can't find fresh Yam Bean at this time of the year - I am using the whole packet of frozen Yam Bean. Don't worry if its wet inside. Be Mindful: It needs to be FULLY COOKED for it to be edible.

As I can't find fresh Yam Bean at this time of the year - I am using the whole packet of frozen Yam Bean. Don't worry if its wet inside. Be Mindful: It needs to be FULLY COOKED for it to be edible.

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First fry tofu in hot oil & keep aside. Next heat 1tbpn oil and fry mince garlic. Once fragrant add remaining vegetables. Cook for a good 20 minutes. Add & cook the prawns. Taste & adjust seasoning

First fry tofu in hot oil & keep aside. Next heat 1tbpn oil and fry mince garlic. Once fragrant add remaining vegetables. Cook for a good 20 minutes. Add & cook the prawns. Taste & adjust seasoning

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Heat wide cast iron pan on medium.Gather a lump of batter on your hand(imagine wearing a glove).Smear the batter in a quick circular motion on the pan-like flinging a yoyo.This will create a thin skin

Heat wide cast iron pan on medium.Gather a lump of batter on your hand(imagine wearing a glove).Smear the batter in a quick circular motion on the pan-like flinging a yoyo.This will create a thin skin

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The edges will crisp up and curl up, flip it and cook for 2-3 secs before removing.Continue making more of the skin or wrap.Please be patient and persistent.This requires skill.The result is worth it

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Now to assemble- Smear hoisin sauce on a wrap. Add Sri Racha sauce too if you prefer the heat.

Now to assemble- Smear hoisin sauce on a wrap. Add Sri Racha sauce too if you prefer the heat.

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Add the fried tofu and a tspn on the vegetable mixture. Finally top up with some fried shallots. Now fold 1/8th of the left and right side inwards and roll from bottom to top.

Add the fried tofu and a tspn on the vegetable mixture. Finally top up with some fried shallots. Now fold 1/8th of the left and right side inwards and roll from bottom to top.

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Voila! The skins should be super thin and crispy. So when you roll - you should be able to see through the filling.

Voila! The skins should be super thin and crispy. So when you roll - you should be able to see through the filling.

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Now its time to eat. Please leave me a comment on your efforts to make Popiah.....

Now its time to eat. Please leave me a comment on your efforts to make Popiah.....

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