Chee Cheong Fun is always in my order list everytime I visit a Dim Sum restaurant. I especially like the ones filled with prawns.
I had always wondered how to make chee cheong fun. I had browsed some videos in YouTube, and found out that the traditional method to make this delicacy is to steam the rice rolls on a wet cloth. However, this method just somehow seems so unreachable to do at home - wet cloth on top of hot boiling water .... What gets into your mind? - Too much work, sounds time-consuming and messy somehow. That's why I did more research on how to do it differently. There are several good sites, explaining how you can make chee cheong fun at home using a non-stick baking pan, such as the one from Lili's Wei Sek Hong or from the Waitakere Redneck's Kitchen. This method is indeed easier and more accessible to do at home.
I have tried making chee cheong fun a few times and found out that it's really quite easy to prepare, but you need to be one patient person, since you will need to wait for the rice rolls to steam one by one. But having a big steamer might help reducing the waiting time. I have experimented with several recipes and modified them to my own liking. This recipe is the one I like most - the rolls turn out ricey but still have some bouncy chewiness.
- 150 gr rice flour
- 3 tbs wheat starch
- 2 tbs tapioca flour
- 1 tbs oil
- 500 ml water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Fresh prawns
- 100 ml soy sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp oil
- Mix all of the ingredients for the batter.
- Grease your non-stick pan with oil and then pour in a thin layer of the batter.
- Steam the layer for 3 minutes.
- Add 2-3 prawns and steam for 2 more minutes
- Set aside for 1 minute and then roll the chee cheong fun
- Repeat all the steps above until the batter is gone
Drizzle your chee cheong fun with the sweet soy sauce.
You can also create other types of chee cheong fun by, for example, adding green onions to the batter, so that the chee cheong fun look different. You can also fill in the rolls with anything that you want - the most common fillings are prawns, BBQ pork and beef.