Lobak (Five-Spice Meat Rolls) are delicious pork rolls wrapped in beancurd sheets. These are steamed and pan fried. Just as tasty as the deep fried version. | RotiNRice.com
Lobak (Five-Spice Meat Rolls)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

Lobak (Five-Spice Meat Rolls) are delicious pork rolls wrapped in beancurd sheets. These are steamed and pan fried. Just as tasty as the deep fried version.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 353 kcal
Author: Linda Ooi
Ingredients
  • 2 pieces beancurd sheets
  • 1 lb ground pork (450g)
  • tsp five-spice powder
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil for pan frying
  • Egg white (lightly beaten for sealing meat rolls)
Mixed-Ins (Optional)
  • 2 green onions (finely sliced)
  • 1 small carrot (peeled and minced)
  • 4 water chestnuts (peeled and minced)
Instructions
  1. Combine minced pork, five-spice powder, soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Leave to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Cut beancurd sheets into four 9-inch squares. Set aside. Bring minced pork mixture out of the refrigerator. Add egg and mixed-ins** and blend until combined.
  3. Divide meat into 4 portions. Shape meat into a log. Place each portion of meat diagonally onto beancurd sheet.
  4. Bring a corner of the beancurd sheet over meat. Fold in the sides and roll neatly till the end. Seal with a little egg white.
  5. Line a steaming rack with lettuce or cabbage. Place rolls in the rack and steam for 12 minutes over medium heat.
  6. Remove and prick rolls with a skewer to prevent air bubbles from forming when frying. Pat dry rolls with paper towels.
  7. Heat a non-stick pan with vegetable oil. Pan fry rolls on all sides till golden brown. This should take about 5 to 6 minutes.

  8. Drain on paper towels. Alternatively, you can deep fry rolls without steaming.
  9. Slice rolls on a diagonal and serve with your favorite sweet chili sauce.
Recipe Notes

**Mixed-ins are optional and one, two, or all three may be added.