Popiah (Sayur Lodeh Fresh Spring Roll) - Kopi Thyme

Popiah (Sayur Lodeh Fresh Spring Roll)

On Lunar New Year’s 🧧 Eve, families always have a big meal consisting of at least 8 (8 means prosperity) up to 10 dishes to feed big families. 

Of the eight dishes, spring rolls are a popular choice because they represent wealth and prosperity . The lucky saying for eating spring rolls is "Hwang-Jin Wan-Liang,” which translates to mean "a ton of gold.” The crisp golden rolls are intended to symbolize bars of gold and bring wealth and prosperity in the year to come. 

Popiah is a type of fresh spring rolls and popular street found in Malaysia, Singapore, Medan, and Taiwan.

Sara and Tao Yee enjoy eating popiah and found a fun, creative way to incorporate a different spring roll for LNY!

This is a fun, vibrant recipe and uses Kopi Thyme’s Sayur Lodeh for the filling! It’s SO delicious and easy to make with healthy ingredients! 


SERVINGS 2 | PREP TIME 10 min | COOK TIME 5-10 min 

  • Kopi Thyme’s Sayur Lodeh Sauce
  • Spring Home TYJ Spring Roll Pastry (medium sized sheets)
  • 1 small Jicama or Chayote, julienned.
  • 1 Carrot, small julienned.
  • ½ cup Red Cabbage, julienned
  • ½ cup Cucumber, julienned
  • Baby Lettuce Leaves (optional)
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Chili sauce/ Sriracha/ Sambal
  • Peanuts or other nuts, crushed.
  • Fried Shallots
  • Cilantro
  1. In a pan or pot, add carrot and jicama/ chayote and add enough Sayur Lodeh sauce to cover vegetables. Stir fry until vegetables are cooked thoroughly on medium heat.
  2. Thaw spring roll pastry sheets, cover sheets with a wet cloth to avoid drying out.
  3. Lay a sheet of pastry on a flat board. Spread a little sweet sauce or hoisin sauce and a little chilli sauce on it. Place a lettuce leaf over the sauces. Spoon 3 tablespoons of filling onto the leaf. Top with the purple cabbage, cucumber crushed peanuts, cilantro and fried shallot crisps.
  4. Pick up the sides of the spring roll and fold them over the toppings. Continue rolling all the way up like a burrito.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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