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It’s been a very long time since I last had this rice crepe.  It is almost impossible to find it in Chicago.  Some restaurants in Chinatown have something similar on the menus, but they taste nothing like what I had when I was small in Hong Kong.  To relive my childhood, I decided to make my own rice crepes.

Rice crepes are thin pancakes made from rice flour that are made into rolls instead of being folded.  It’s usually a savory dish with mixed sauces.  The rice crepe itself doesn’t have a distinct taste but when it’s steamy hot and soaked in sauces, it tastes like heaven!

 

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Included in this recipe are three homemade sauces that make the rice crepes delicious:  sweetened soy sauce, peanut sauce, and the ULTIMATE Hoisin sauce.  I’ve tested multiple recipes and adjusted each one of them to make it closest to the taste of my childhood.

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HONG KONG STYLE RICE CREPES

Ingredients: Directions:
Rice Crepes:

1/2 cup Rice flour
2 teaspoon Tapioca flour
1 teaspoon corn flour
1.5 cup water
pinch of salt
1/2 cup canola oil

Rice Crepes:

1. Combine all of the ingredients except canola oil in a medium bowl except oil. Stir & mix well.

2. Brush the aluminum tray (bottom and sides) with canola oil.

3. Pour 1/3 cup rice flour mixture into the aluminum tray

4. Place tray in steamer over medium heat for 4 minutes.

5. Remove tray out of steamer.

6. Use a spatula to carefully pick up one side of the rice crepe and roll it up.

7. Oil the cutting board, place the rice crepe onto the board and cut it into 1 inch pieces.

8. Repeat 1-7 until all rice mixture is used (you should be able to make 5-6 rice crepe with this recipe)

9. Plate and serve with sweetened soy sauce, peanut sauce, and Hoisin sauce

Sweet Soy Sauce:

1 cup soy sauce
Few pieces of rock candy
3/4 cup water

Sweet soy sauce:

1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan. Over medium-high heat, boil it until rock candies dissolve,

Peanut sauce:

4 tablespoon peanut butter
3 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons red chili powder
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 cup water

Peanut sauce:

1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor, blend until smooth. Heat it over medium-high heat until it thickens to the consistency desired

the ULTIMATE Hoisin Sauce
(adapted from seriouseats)

6 tablespoons powdered sugar/dark brown sugar
2 tablespoon black bean
1 glove garlic
3 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoon honey
4 teaspoons rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1/2 teaspoon sesame paste/sauce
1/4 teaspoon Sriracha

the ULTIMATE Hoisin sauce:

1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan, heat it over medium-high heat until it thickens. Pour mixture into food processor. Blend until smooth.

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