My whole family loves this rice pancake. It’s called ‘chee cheong fun‘, ‘cheong fun‘ or ‘churng fun‘ in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. This is a very popular Chinese dim sum dish, one which my children will order a few plates if we ever visit a dim sum shop.
When I came across this recipe at LilyNg’s blog, I was very excited. I tried it out the very next day for breakfast. My family liked it very much. This rice pancake is still a little too soft for my taste but it’s a good one to start off with and then tweak around later. At least I’m happy we don’t have to run to dim sum shop for this which is also very expensive to eat. I checked it out with Lily and she said she is still looking for the perfect ‘chee cheong fun’, like what we get back in Malaysia.
Well, nothing is better than homemade even though it is not the best. It’s way cleaner and cheaper. Like the condensed milk, I’ll now save a lot of money making this…..happy me!
The portion below is quite a lot. I think I made about 25 pieces. You may want to try less to start but I have to make enough to feed everyone. It may be a little difficult to start but once you get the hang of it, you’ll find it’s not that difficult. The recipe is very simple taken from Lily’s blog.
Ingredients A (pancakes)
120g rice flour
40g tapioca flour
Put all Ingredients A in a mixing bow and mix well. Leave aside for about 45 minutes.
Heat up a non stick pan under low to medium heat, scoop a few tablespoons (depending on size of the frying pan) of the watery batter into the frying pan. Give a quick swirl and cover for a while, maybe 20 seconds.
Flip over on to a piece of baking paper. With the help of the baking paper roll it up and remove onto a clean plate. Continue until all the batter is used up.
Ingredients B (sauce)
6T hoisin sauce
2T sesame paste
2T soya sauce
Put all into a small pot and bring to boil and serve over the rolled up rice pancakes. You can also use a pair of scissors to cut up the rolls before adding the sauce which makes eating easier.
Do you like dim sum? Do you make dim sum your self? What are your favourite dim sum dishes? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other dim sum dishes that you may be interested:
Sweet Potato Balls For Dessert
Best Coconut Rolls
Chewy Peanut Balls
Peanut Butter Mochi Balls
Keep Smiling Sesame Balls
Sweet Potato Tortoise-shaped Chinese Dessert (Angku)
Sweet Potato Donuts
Steamed Char Siu Chicken Dumplings (Pao)
Quote of the day……
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