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prawn steamed rice rolls

Shrimp Rice Noodle Rolls (Ha Cheung Fun)

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A classic dim sum dish, these steamed rice rolls are thin and tender, filled with plump prawns and drizzled with a sweet umami soy

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x




  • 16 Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp YumYum, you can purchase it here or use MSG
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil 

Rice Rolls

  • 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • 1/3 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Potato starch
  • 1 1/3 cup Water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp Oil


  • 3 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp YumYum, or you can purchase it here or use MSG
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil



  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl 
  2. Mix until well combined and set aside until use

Rice Rolls

  1. Combine the rice flour, cornstarch, potato starch, water, salt and oil in a large jug and whisk until well combined
  2. Meanwhile, prepare a large wok/pot or steamer that fits a plate
  3. Brush the plate with a thin layer of oil
  4. Fill the wok/pot/steamer with a couple inches of water
  5. Place the plate over a small bowl in the wok/pot, or inside the steamer
  6. Close the lid and heat until the water is boiling
  7. Uncover and pour the rice roll batter onto the plate, pour just enough to cover the base of the pan in a thin layer, tilting to spread it out more easily
  8. On one side of the rice roll place 4 shrimp in a row
  9. Cover the lid and steam for 4 minutes, or until cooked through
  10. Uncover and using a scraper or spatula carefully roll the rice noodle from the shrimp side
  11. Lift it from the pan and place it on your serving plate
  12. Repeat with the remaining batter and prawns 


  1. Combine the soy sauce, yum yum, sugar, and sesame oil in a jug or small bowl
  2. Heat it in the steamer for a few minutes, or in the microwave until warm
  3. Pour over the rice rolls to serve
  • Author: Vincent Yeow Lim
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dim Sum
  • Method: Intermediate
  • Cuisine: Cantonese


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 260
  • Sugar: 2.8 g
  • Sodium: 1045.6 mg
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.8 g
  • Protein: 24.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 182.5 mg