Authentic Malaysian Popiah Recipe

This is such a great Malaysian popiah recipe! Popiah, which literally means ‘thin wafer’ is like an egg roll, or spring roll, and this is common street food in Malaysia, but also found in Taiwan, Medan and Singapore. Shredded vegetables are always found in them, but some also contain shrimp, meat or egg.

A Malaysian popiah recipe is a Chinese dish in origin, coming from the Fujian province of China. These little snacks are easy to make. Simply get yourself a package of popiah wrappers (spring roll or egg roll wrappers are fine) and julienne-cut your vegetables.

A little salt and pepper is all we are using here for the seasoning but if you wish to add a touch of soy sauce, sesame oil, 5-spice powder and any other tasty seasonings, then go ahead.

Tips for a Perfect Malaysian Popiah Recipe

Get all your vegetables prepared before you start filling the popiah skins or wrapping them, and before you heat up the oil for frying them. Roll them quite tightly. You do not want the filling to fall out.

The cornstarch and water mixture makes a type of paste which you can use to seal the popiah, since if they open in the oil all your filling will escape and that would not be good!

The oil has to be hot enough before you add the popiah, else they will end up soggy, so flick a breadcrumb into the oil when you think it is sufficiently hot. If it sizzles, the oil is hot enough and you can begin to fry the popiah in there. Do them in batches. Cook them until they are golden brown and crispy, then serve them with chili sauce. You are going to love this Malaysian popiah recipe!

Authentic Malaysian Popiah Recipe
These crunchy Malaysian spring rolls are filled with a tasty vegetable mixture, and they are so easy to make yourself. Fry them to golden brown, crispy perfection, and serve as an appetizer.
Author:
Cuisine: Malaysian
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 12
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 1 package frozen popiah wrappers or spring roll wrappers
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • Oil, for frying
For the Filling
  • 1 cup French beans (finely cut diagonally)
  • 2 cups carrot (julienned)
  • 3 shiitake mushrooms (julienned)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 cups jicama (julienned)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat some oil in a wok then stir-fry the garlic for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms and stir-fry until the garlic is golden brown.
  3. Add the rest of the vegetables to the wok and then add a little water.
  4. Simmer for 12 minutes or until the vegetables are al dente but not soft.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Let this mixture cool down.
  7. Spoon some of the filling into a popiah wrap.
  8. Tuck in the edges then roll it up.
  9. Use the cornstarch mixture to moisten the edge and help seal the roll.
  10. Heat oil in a wok over a moderately high heat.
  11. Drop in the popiah one by one and fry until golden brown.
  12. Drain them on paper towels and serve hot with chili sauce if liked.

Some More Hot Content For You

Other Posts You Might Like
  • Traditional Cornish Pasty RecipeTraditional Recipe for Cornish Pasties
    One of the most famous dishes to come from Cornwall, England (well apart from tea and scones of course) is the Cornish pasty. This delicious snack can be enjoyed hot, warm or chilled, and the beef and vegetable filling complements the flaky pastry perfectly. Knowing the traditional recipe for Cornish pasties means you can prepare this delicacy for your family at home. Traditional Recipe for Cornish Pasties Dough We are making the pastry for our Cornish pasty (pronounced PAH-stee) recipe as well as preparing the filling. For the pastry you will need flour, butter, egg yolks, salt and baking powder. It helps to have a food processor to prepare .....
  • chinese chicken saladChinese Chicken Salad
    Chinese chicken salad is a tasty, nutritious option and it makes a wonderful lunch. Perhaps you usually have ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing or Italian dressing over mixed leaves and you are getting tired of it. Or it could be you are simply looking for new lunch inspiration. Whichever is the case, this Chinese chicken salad is very simple to prepare and the flavors work wonderfully together. What is Chinese Chicken Salad? You can use a julienne peeler to cut the vegetables into matchstick shapes, or if you don’t have one cut them by hand. We are using romaine and baby leaves in this dish too, along with grilled chicken, edamame .....
  • Easy Griddled SteakHow to Griddle Steak Like a Pro
    Steak is one of the most popular cuts of meat but unfortunately a lot of people are rather clueless about how to transform a raw steak into something flavorful, tender and perfectly cooked. Perhaps it is your first time cooking steak or maybe you are keen to find out some griddle tips, because this ridged pan is so handy in the kitchen. Either way, read on for my foolproof recipe and learn how to griddle steak like a pro every time you make it. Barbecuing is one of the best ways to cook this cut of meat, because you can’t beat the lovely smoky flavor, but what happens if you can’t barbecue and you don’t want to pan-fry? The .....
  • Authentic Egg Fried Rice without Soy Sauce
    Egg fried rice without soy sauce is a dish lots of people want to make but since soy sauce is one of the key ingredients it can be puzzling working out how to get around that. Fried rice is one of the best-known Chinese dishes, but the authentic recipe is quite different to what you might be used to. For example, have you tried making egg fried rice without soy sauce? That is how it is made in China, well in many parts of the country, and the more authentic option in many cases. Egg Fried Rice without Soy Sauce: Such a Tempting Dish to Make Egg fried rice is the dish to make when you want to use leftovers to rustle up something quick and .....
  • Reliable Printers Under $100
    Look at these cheap and reliable printers under $100. All of them are under $100 and some under $50. A low-cost one is a great investment and you can get discounted top brands which will last for a long time. Hewlett-Packard, Epson, Canon and Brother are just some of the names to look out for. The most obvious reason to make an economical choice is that you will save money. Another good reason is that you can get just as good a one for $100 as you can for $200. Some are even cheaper than that. What Do You Need If you want an all-singing, all-dancing machine which will print photograph-quality shots, receive WiFi instructions so you can print .....
  • 4 Budget Hotels in the South of Gran Canaria
    There are plenty of great hotels to choose from in Gran Canaria’s sunny south, so if you are in the mood to soak up some sun in Playa del Ingles or Puerto Rico, consider the following budget hotels in Gran Canaria and see which you fancy. Finding your own flights and booking a hotel separately, instead of booking a package, means you get more control over dates and times, as well as how you fly and where you stay. No wonder many people like to book their own flights and accommodation, so they can create the tailor-made holiday of their dreams. Some More Hot Content For You IHOP Pancakes Copycat Recipe Authentic Scottsdale Stetson Salad .....
  • Best Wine Cooler for the Home
    A wine cooler for the home is something you might want to consider. Wine coolers are becoming popular additions as more people include wine with every social gathering. Even if you do not enjoy a daily tipple you can still store your bottles in a cooler until required, then you know it will be the perfect temperature to serve. Not only is wine served for events and parties but as an everyday drink, which is enjoyed throughout the day. Storing the bottles can be a challenge, as you need to ensure that it is chilled correctly and the contents remain in perfect condition. This is why a wine cooler for the home could help. If you do not store .....
  • Thai Vegetarian CrackslawThai Vegetarian Crackslaw
    If you want to try something brand new, this Thai vegetarian crackslaw recipe offers an aromatic Asian flavor. Use Quorn, TVP (textured vegetable protein) or your favorite vegetarian meat alternative as well as julienne-cut veggies to make this dish commonly known as veggie crack or vegetable crackslaw. You will love the fragrant Thai flavors this dish offers, and probably want to make it again and again. This dish is low in carbs yet high in flavor. Thai Vegetarian Crackslaw If you want to use meat or poultry by all means go ahead. Just ensure it is fully cooked before adding the other ingredients to the pan. This recipe offers a wonderful .....
  • Baked Omelet with CheeseCheese Baked Omelet
    There are lots of egg recipes to choose from if you want to enjoy eggs for breakfast, and this delicious, filling ingredient can be prepared in various ways. This cheese baked omelet is just one of your options. Boiled, scrambled or fried eggs are always good, or you can make an omelet, either conventionally on the stove, or, if your stove is crowded with other breakfast delights such as bacon, sausage and mushrooms being fried, you can make an omelet in the oven. Keep things easy using just eggs, milk or cream and a little onion to give the omelet some crunch. You can also add extra vegetables like bell pepper, mushrooms or even some .....
  • No Meat Peanut CrackslawNo Meat Peanut Crackslaw
    Similar to our other recipes for crackslaw yet slightly different because of the peanut butter and the lack of meat, this one is a nice change of pace. Just like with the other recipes though you should feel free to adapt this peanut crackslaw recipe and make it however you prefer. If you want to use meat, go ahead, choosing from beef, pork, chicken – as long as it is ground that is fine. Check the label to make sure it is 100% meat and no fillers. This peanut crackslaw is really simple to make. If you do want to use ground meat, cook that first, then empty it out of the wok and proceed with step 1. Add the meat back in the end and .....
Search
DutchEnglishFrenchGermanItalianPortugueseSpanish

Tasty Query - recipes search engine