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Crispy Cheung Fun (Rice Noodle Rolls) + Spicy Hoisin & Maple Sesame Sauce

Super quick and easy crispy rice roll (Cheung Fun) snack slathered with a spicy hoisin sauce drizzled with a toasted maple sesame sauce - Chinese street food style!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 3 Servings
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks


  • 1 package pre-made rice noodle rolls (approximately 12 rolls)

Spicy Hoisin

Maple Sesame Paste

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (can be substituted with honey)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame paste (chinese sesame paste, not tahini, see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (light oils like vegetable, corn or canola oils)

Garnishes & Toppings (Optional)


Making the Sauces

  • Make the spicy hoisin sauce by combining the ingredients in the list
  • Make the maple sesame sauce by combining the ingredients in the list. If the sauce is too thick, add a flavourless oil (canola, vegetable, corn oil) ½ tablespoon at a time and mix until it is the right smooth and thin consistency you like.

Crisping the Rice Noodle Rolls (Cheung Fun)

  • Remove the rolls from the packaging and separate them into individual sticks. Cut them into small 1 inch pieces.
  • (Optional Step) Microwave them for 15-20 seconds to soften them up. This will shave off 1-2 minutes off the crisping time in the frying pan.
  • Add a bit of oil into a frying pan or cast iron skillet and set the heat to medium heat
  • When the pan is hot, add the rolls and toast them in a single layer so they don't stick and clump together
  • Make sure to flip them so they are crispy on both sides
  • Every stove and heat setting will be different, you will know it's done when it is soft when you press down on them and charred and crispy out the outside
  • Drizzle (or drown) the rolls with sauce and enjoy! Save some sauce on the side for dipping!


  • Try not to touch or flip them too often when they are toasting. It will give it a better chance to char and brown
  • Do not substitute Chinese toasted sesame paste with tahini - it does not taste the same. You can substitute sesame paste with natural unsweetened peanut butter (the type without thickeners) and ½ teaspoon of sesame oil.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Sodium: 502mg | Sugar: 14g