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Spring Rolls ( Por Pei )


A common item from Chinese restaurants, here I've made a spring roll with a little pork to make it into a complete meal. You don't have to make spring rolls into rolls, I like to fold them into triangles too. Spring roll pastry is treated to stop the fat soaking into the pastry, you cannot make them yourself, you should by it from your Asian grocers.

4-6 Spring Rolls Papers
50 gms Pork Mince
2 Tablespoons Light Soy Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon White Pepper
30 gms Carrots
30 gms Glass Noodles
1 Egg
Oil for Deep Frying

1. Whip the egg to break up the yolk.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan.
3. Add the pork mince, light soy sauce, white pepper and stir frying until the mince is cooked.
4. Peel the carrot and grate into thin strips, or slice with a knife.
5. Soak the glass noodle in warm water for 20 minutes, then remove it from the water and dry.
6. To make the spring roll, take the spring roll paper, lay out some mince, carrot and glass noodles then roll up the roll, folding the ends in as you roll.
7. Spread a little of the egg along the edge of the spring roll paper to seal it.
8. Heat the deep frying oil to 180 degrees Celsius.
9. Fry the spring rolls for 1-2 minutes, drain and serve.

Serve With
Sweet Chilli Sauce

Comments (3)


What a wonderful and simple dish- I'm vegetarian so I used tofu, shitake mushrooms, and a bit of fresh ginger in the mince instead of pork. I especially loved the shape- my guests were very surprised and happy!


It would be a pleasure if you could tell me what type of spring roll pastry. I live in a small town in uk. So it's difficult to get them. Is it easy to make spring roll pastry?
Thank you

Sadly it's not easy to make, they are chemically treated to seal the pastry from the oil.
However you can make other pastry and use that, it soaks up some of the oil, but its still very nice.

Maria Laura:

Hello, I´m writing from Argentina and I cant seeem to manage to find a rice springroll paper pastry recipe. I already make regular phyllo pastry but I would like to substitute the wheat flour for rice flour and cornstrach? Frozen pastry is not available where I live neither. Could you help me please??

Thank you so much

Rice flour and corn starch will not really do. You do need more gluten than that. If you can't get spring roll papers, you can make a similar dish, this one which doesn't use it:

Again, you will need to find a suitable all purpose flour or wheat flour. Empanadilla pastry can also be used.

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