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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hei Zho or Prawn Rolls 虾枣_2016 CNY dish_金猴报春

I have so long did not have this Hei Zho 虾枣 which is one of the Hokkien common dish serve during CNY. I remember my mother did cook this dish when i was young, sometime she also made crab version called as Ching Zho 枣. But don't know since when she has stopped making this dish during CNY but instead she made the Hokkien meat balls which is nice too.

Actually prawn roll ingredients are similar like the normal Ngor Hiong ( flavoured mince meat wrapped with tofu skin). But prawn roll has more prawn added.

And this method also difference from Ngor Hiong, by tie the prawn roll into segment by segment

 before steam

after steamed

This prawn roll is crunchy if you take it while hot, and juicy inside, yum yum.

Hei Zho or Prawn Rolls 虾枣
*makes 20pcs

1 large sheet of tofu skin (for making Ngor Hiong type)

250g prawns (medium), peeled and deveined, lightly chopped
100g minced pork
40g mackerel fish paste
4 water chestnut, peeled and minced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 spring onion, chopped

¼ onion, chopped
15g carrot, chopped
1/2tsp salt
1/4tsp Chinese five spices powder
1tsp sugar
1/2tsp sesame oil
1/2tsp soy sauce
White pepper

  1. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl except tofu skin, mix till gluey.
  2. Cut tofu skin into half, then fold each into half again. Lightly rub them with a damp, clean cloth to soften them (also remove salt as some tofu skin contains salt).
  3. Fill each tofu skin with the prawn mixture lengthwise and roll up the sheet to form a log (use flour batter (flour mix with water) to seal the end). Use grass strand (if you have left over from making Bak Chang) or you can use kitchen twine, tie the head then tie segment by segment, about 1” each.
  4. Steam the entire prawn rolls log for 15mins. Keep aside to let it cool. Remove the grass strand, then cut into pieces.
  5. Dust with some rice flour, deep fry in hot oil (medium flame) till golden brown. Serve hot or warm, with chili dipping sauce.

Recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover


Elena said...

Thanks for the recipe. So long i haven't eaten this.

Joceline Lor said...


Copycake kitchen said...

Hmmm...so delicious!

Copycake kitchen said...

Hmmm...so delicious!

Elin Chia said...

Thanks for the recipe Sonia :) looks delish!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Kimberly, sorry for the confusion, i have corrected the recipe. Yes steam the entire prawn roll log. After steamed, remove the grass strand then cut into pieces then deep fry.

Anonymous said...

Why must use a string to tie the prawn roll can skip this step

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Anonymous, you can skip this, but this is the typical way of doing this, and it look nice this way, anyway your choice!

Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try. Can replace the fish paste with something else?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Ong Wendy, you may omit the fish paste, increase prawn amount.

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