Rice Noodle Rolls
I've come across steamed rice rolls (or cheung fun) at a couple of different Chinese restaurants and I absolutely LOVE the texture of them. I've made them from scratch before using The Wok's of Life's recipe and Lisa Lin's recipe - they're a bit harder to make from scratch but a fun project for sure. What I have listed below is not really a recipe, more of a guide for how to assemble them. There are several different ways to serve cheung fun - with or without filling or even wrapped around fried dough! I like to serve them plain with chili oil since I can't have any peanut, shrimp or sesame due to my allergies.
If I were to explain them to someone that's never seen/heard of them before I would say that they are paper thin sheets of thick white rice noodles, rolled up and sliced into bite size portions. That said, think of pad see ew - the really thick rice noodles, rolled up just like a fruit roll up. Once the rice noodle is steamed, it becomes really soft, slippery and chewy.
The steamed rice noodles that I bought came completely folded up in a package from the refrigerator in the back of Tink Holl Market, which is in CLE's Asia Town. The package says "Natures Soy Rice Noodle" and below is a photo of what it looks like. The noodles were sort of stiff, and folded up kind of like a blanket.
I would say that one of the packets of rice noodles I used is enough for two people to share. I ended up with around 18 bite size pieces.
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12/11/2017 06:24:10 pm
How can you steam the noodles if you don’t have a microwave?
1/5/2018 01:14:37 pm
You can steam them by boiling water and setting them on a slotted cookie sheet thats above the boiling water! Cover with a lid for about 15 minutes!
1/23/2018 10:46:06 pm
I bought fresh rice noodles from my local health food store, they are kind of stiff in the package. I am assuming they will microwave or steam up nicely, but do you have any comments, opinions, tips for reheating these a second time (i.e., are these meant to be eaten all at once, fresh, or are leftovers ok)? Thanks and I LOVE your IG, you are a noodle after my own heart
2/4/2018 08:45:24 am
Hi!! I make the whole thing at once! I feel you’re going to reheat any of it I would just say use the same peocesss as the first time around ! :)
1/8/2019 07:11:42 pm
Have you ever found these on amazon? I know your posts says you can buy them but I've yet to find them :(
1/10/2019 07:29:43 am
Hi, no I haven't found them on Amazon, local Asian grocery stores usually have them - that's the only place I can find it.
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3/10/2020 03:07:02 pm
can you freeze this type of noodle?
3/17/2020 07:05:48 pm
I am having an incredible hard time finding these noodles? Where in the refrigerator section can I find them? And do they have dry noodle options? I really want to make this.
3/19/2020 01:08:17 pm
Hi Mimi, they are typically only sold at authentic Asian supermarkets. You could ask a worker at one to help you find "fresh cheung fun noodles". I find the ones I buy by all of the noodles, or fresh by the seafood counter at the one that I shop at in Cleveland.
4/15/2020 07:00:26 pm
3/23/2020 08:07:46 am
Are the rice noodles gluten free?
9/23/2022 08:25:31 am
Yes they are GF
7/28/2020 11:41:19 am
I can never find dark soy sauce despite going to all the Asian markets. What brand do you use?
10/14/2020 02:29:23 pm
I use Lee Kum Lee or Pearl River Bridge brand.
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