Thursday 27 January 2011


Meat and seafood combinations are not unusual in Chinese cuisine. It actually is one of the favourite taste combinations and is commonly seen in stir fries, dim sums and also in fried dishes such as this. Spring rolls are usually a crispy fried pastry wrapped around a vegetable filling. These spring rolls has minced pork and crab meat filling with five spice for seasoning. 

Spring rolls are signs of good luck in the new year as its shape is deemed similar to gold bars. Whether it is true or not, now is as good a time as any to eat spring rolls.


1 small onion, chopped finely
1 c. minced pork
1 c. cooked crab meat
1 carrot, chopped finely
3 pcs. dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked then chopped
1 bunch of spring onions, chopped finely
1 clove, garlic, minced
2 tbsps. light soy sauce
2 tbsps. dry sherry or Chinese wine
1 tsp. 5 spice powder
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsps. corn flour
1 egg white
19"x19" spring roll wrappers
cooking oil for frying
1 tbsp. plain flour


Fry the chopped onions in cooking oil until soft and translucent. 

Trasfer to a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, save for the last three. Mix thoroughly. 

Separate the spring roll wrappers, then spoon 2 tbsps. of the filling in and roll into a thin spring roll. Seal the end with a paste made with the plain flour and 1 tbsp. of water. 

Deep fry on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes until light brown and crisp. Drain on a rack. Serve with sweet chilli sauce. 

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  1. Hi Adora! I'm intrigued by the use of 5-spice powder in a spring roll (I usually do the typical lumpiang shanghai), and I have a feeling this will become a new favorite.

  2. Annie, the taste of this is similar to Quekiam.

  3. These look so nice and crispy. I love spring rolls but i usually make them with shredded chicken. I like the variation of using crab meat instead.
    Great picture!
    - abeer @

  4. This looks delicious! And I like the idea of pork and crab meat too. Beautiful pictures and nice blog.


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