Monday, October 12, 2009

Fried Yam Bean Roll

Look at this delicious fried yam bean (bangkuang) roll aka fried sar kok. This speciality comes from Ipoh and can be found in food stalls that sell "Yong Tau Foo" with its well known smooth hor-fun aka rice noodle.

This is my first attempt making this delicious piece and was overwhelmed as it turns out just beautiful and taste great! After all, it is not that difficult to make and I am so happy I have finally know how to make it, thanks to the The Star Metro publication featuring the Perak state kopitiam fare not so long ago. I have modified the recipe slightly to suit our own taste.

All you Need :

1 yam bean (bangkuang) - about 500gm
150 gm fish paste
100 gm plain flour
1/2 cup fried shallots
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
some pepper
3 sheets of beancurd skin - 18 x 20 cm

Simple Process:

1. Chopped the yam bean coarsely
2. Next, mixed together the chopped yam bean with the fish paste, flour, fried shallots, salt, sugar and pepper
3. Scoop 5 large scoop of the mixture and lay it on top of the cut beancurd skin, then roll up the mixture tightly on the beancurd skin. Seal the edge of the roll with flour paste. The diameter of roll can be approximately 5 cm in size.
4. Heat the steamer on high heat and steam the roll for 8 minutes, allow it to cool before cutting into pieces. The size can be around 1 to 2 cm thick, it is your preference.
5. Next, heat the wok with some oil and pan fry the cut yam bean roll till golden brown or till it is crispy.
6. Drain the oil before serving hot.

The End Product....Tasty Fried Sar-Kok

Have Fun trying it out, no MSG eating at home!


  1. Wow!lovely...I hv been looking out for this sar kok recipe. Thks Jean, for sharing. Will making it once I get the beancurd skin.

  2. Hi Sweet Jasmine
    Great and I hope u enjoy making it, it sure taste yum yum! Cheers

  3. Hi Lisa...yeah, it taste voila! Try it.. cheers!