I remember during my childhood days, whenever there were festivities, we would always go to a local shop and buy a pound of fresh popiah skin. I love watching the “popiah maker” make the fresh skin. He would hold a ball of dough in one hand, rub the dough on a hot flat plate to form the skin and pulls the extra dough off with a “plop”.
Unfortunately the only popiah skin that are available here are the frozen ones. Normally I use them for making fried spring roll. They are good but sometimes I crave the non-fried version. I have tried to make my own. The dough turned out good but I found out that that rubbing & plopping requires a whole lot of skill!! I just don’t have that skill!! 🙁 Then someone told me to try steaming the frozen popiah skin, and so I did. To my surprise, it turned out pretty good. Of course, the fresh ones will always be the best but this will do for now till my next trip home.
I forgot to take a photo of the filling. The filling consists of jicama, pork, dried shrimp and chinese sausage.