How to Make BBQ Pork Noodle Rolls

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Noodle rolls are formed from a long rice noodle sheet that is then wrapped around a filling of barbecued pork, beef, shrimp, scallions or a Chinese donut and served with soy sauce. A dim sum favorite, noodle rolls are also served as part of a simple breakfast alongside a cup of hot tea.

At a restaurant, the rice noodle mixture and filling are combined on a steam-permeable cloth and cooked in large commercial steamers. The noodles are then finished with the addition of a warm, sweetened soy sauce as they are unveiled at your table.

At home, it’s best to work from packaged rice noodle rolls, as the delicate wrappers are difficult to make properly without the restaurant apparatus. Your rolls will vary in smoothness with the quality of the noodle you select, but a well-made filling will still result in a savory, aromatic final product.

Can you share any expert tips from your experience making BBQ pork noodle rolls? Want to ask a question before you try making it yourself? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

BBQ Pork Noodle Rolls

Makes: 4 Rolls | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Adapted From: The Food of China: A Journey for Food Lovers


12 ounces barbecued pork (char siu), chopped
3 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
4 fresh rice noodle rolls


1. Combine the pork, green onions and cilantro in a bowl.

2. Carefully unroll the rice noodle rolls. Trim each in a rectangle approximately 6 inches by 7 inches. Divide the filling among the rolls, then re-roll the noodles.

3. Put the rolls on a plate in a large bamboo steamer, cover and steam for 5 minutes. Serve the rolls cut into pieces and drizzled with light soy sauce or oyster sauce.

Learn more about BBQ Pork Noodle Rolls from these Experts

Watch the chefs at O’Asian Kitchen make rice noodle rolls (VIDEO)
The Woks of Life make homemade rice noodle rolls
SF Dim Sum Cart shares their recipe for rice noodle rolls

HT: Photo by Takeaway via Wikimedia Commons.

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