How to Make Shrimp Noodle Rolls

How to Make Shrimp Noodle Rolls

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

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 shrimp 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!

Shrimp Noodle Rolls Recipe

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


9 ounces shrimp
1 tablespoon oil
3 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
4 fresh rice noodle rolls


1. Peel and devein the shrimp. Heat a wok over high heat, add the oil and heat until very hot. Stir fry the shrimp for 1 minute until pink and cooked through. Season with salt and pepper, add the green onion and cilantro and mix well. Set aside.

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 Shrimp Noodle Rolls from these Experts

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SF Dim Sum Cart shares their recipe for rice noodle rolls

HT: Photo by Sherman’s Food Adventures.

4 Responses

  1. Saundra Holland-Neal

    I now live in rural Northern New York, after living in San Francisco for 20 years. Now that I’m no where near Asian markets anymore, is there an online market to buy rice noodle rolls? I can find eggroll wrappers, etc here. Thanks!

  2. Zenaida chua maghirang

    How can I make rice noddle? I’m from Reno,we do have Asian store here.

    • Dim Sum Central

      Hi Zenaida, if you’re able to visit an Asian market with fresh noodles, they may carry the thin white noodle sheets you’ll need to make various kinds of cheung fun. That would be the easiest path! ~Wes

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