Popiah is of Chinese origin, and comes from the Fujian province in China. In Malaysia, popiah is also known as fresh spring rolls and is a popular street food.
Besides Malaysia, variations of popiah can be found in Singapore, Medan, and Taiwan – all using simple and healthy ingredients that make it taste so delicious and refreshing.
Here is a family recipe, one which is much-cherished, not only because of its supreme flavour, but because of the flood of memories it brings back.
- 3/4 cup cooking oil
- 20 fresh popiah wrappers
- fresh lettuce, washed and drained dry
- 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 226 g shrimp, shelled, deveined and cut into small pieces
- 1 kg yam bean or jicama (sengkuang), grated
- 56 g French beans, sliced
- 4 pieces bean curd,