Deep Fried Prawn Roll

Teochew Prawn Roll (Hae Chor)

Recipe by 831c2bbed306d52121e560ed50646ca5?s=30&r=gTrish yee
Teochew deep fried prawn roll aka hae chor is an iconic dish Teochew cuisine. It is usually served along with a sweet sauce. By the look of it, it does resembles the Hokkien Ngoh Hiang. Both are made using prawn and meat mixture and is wrapped using beancurd skin. Except that Teochew version has more prawns than meat.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Singapore
Servings 6 rolls
Calories 290 kcal


  • Steamer
  • Deep Fryer
  • Tongs
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Steaming Dish


  • 400 g Prawn Meat
  • 300 g Minced Pork
  • 1 qty Egg
  • 3 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 2 tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 5-6 pcs Water Chesnut
  • 1 tbsp Spring Onion
  • 1 tbsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Five Spice Powder
  • 1 tsp White Pepper
  • 1 pack Beancurd Skin
  • 1/2 cup Corn Flour for coating
  • 1 pot Oil for deep frying
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch Solution for sealing


  • Peel and devein the prawns. Chopped them up into chunks.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add pork, prawns, water chestnut, coriander, spring onions, egg and corn flour.
  • Season with five spice powder, white pepper powder, sesame oil and soya sauce. Mix well.
  • Cut the beancurd skin into rectangular size, about 11 x 8 cm.
  • Use a slightly damp paper towel and wipe excess salt on the bean curd skin gently.
  • Place about 3 tbsp of meat mixture onto the beancurd skin.
  • Roll tightly and fold in the edges and securing the ends using corn starch solution.
  • Steam over high heat for 8-10 mins.
  • After the rolls come to cool completely, cut into 3-4 cm portions.
  • Coat in corn flour.
  • Deep fry in hot oil at 180c until golden brown.
  • Drain excess oil away using kitchen towel.
  • Serve with plum sauce.



  • For the meat, go for a slightly fattier minced pork for better flavour 
  • Always wipe off the excess salt on beancurd skin else it will taste too salty 
  • Always wait for the steamed prawn roll to cool down to room temperate before cutting 
  • Pair with plum sauce when serving 


Serving: 1rollCalories: 290kcal
Keyword deep fried, meat, snacks, teochew
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