Fried Seaweed Roll

Dim Sum for Dummies - fried seaweed roll

December 28, 2012

in Dim Sum for Dummies

One of the lesser known dim sum dishes, the seaweed roll is often overlooked and neglected by most, then scooped up by dim sum aficionados – don’t be that person!
fried seaweed roll

Chopped up shrimp mixed with (imitation) crab meat is rolled up in seaweed wrap – nori sheets, the same stuff they wrap maki rolls with – battered then deep fried. The fry adds an nice shatter of crispy batter to each bite. The unmistakeable aroma of the smokey nori hugging plump and toothsome melange of crustacean is served with a savoury mayo sauce or sweet kool-aid reduction that supposed to be a cherry sauce. Either option is great.

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stargirl December 28, 2012 at 11:42 am

this isn’t a traditional dim sum dish, you won’t be able to find this in hong kong. but i imagine that it tastes delicious.

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sourberry March 3, 2013 at 8:25 pm

It’s true that i’ve never seen this in Hong Kong. But it really looks good! Where is this one served? *crossing my fingers for Tong Por*

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Jason March 3, 2013 at 11:06 pm

You can find it at Red Ruby, Kam Fung… Not sure about Tong Por, but it’s usually found on the same cart as the fried squid.

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sourberry March 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Thanks Jason! I’ll keep an eye out for it.

pssst: you should cover turnip cake (lau baak gou) someday! đŸ™‚

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Jason March 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Oh, it’s on the list!

n December 29, 2012 at 5:54 am

not trying to be offense here, but you should really make some chinese friends and ask their opinion.

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Jason December 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

No offence taken. I have lots of Chinese friends, what opinion do you suggest me asking them for? Thanks for commenting!

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