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Air Fryer Ngoh Hiang

Ngoh Hiang, a Chinese pork roll dish, aka Loh Bak or Pork Spring Roll is a typical dish in Asia. This dish is basically made with minced pork meat seasoned with five-spice powder. This air fryer recipe makes the cooking process much quicker and easier.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 persons
Calories 230 kcal


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp five-spice powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • 180 g fish paste
  • 6 water chestnuts
  • 250 g minced pork
  • 3 tbsp corn flour 1 tbsp to add to meat, 1 tbsp to mix with water
  • 1 large piece dry bean skin
  • Water


  • Wash water chestnuts thoroughly to get rid of dirt and soil (if any). Peel off skin and chop into fine pieces.
    water chestnut
  • Optional step: Pick up the minced pork like a ball and 'throw' the minced pork back into the bowl a couple of times. It gives the 'QQ' or chewy texture to the meat.
    Minced pork
  • Mix pork, fish paste, minced water chestnuts with sesame oil, pepper, soy sauce and five-spice powder together.
    Mix pork, fish paste, water chestnut
  • Then add 2 tbsp corn flour and mix well together.
  • Lay the dry bean skin on a clean surface, use a damp paper towel to wipe off excess salt from the dry bean skin. Cut the dry bean skin into 15x18xm sheets. You can also cut it to the size you like.
    Cut bean skin
  • Mix 1 tbsp corn flour with 2 tbsp water. This serves as the 'glue' to seal the pork rolls.
  • Place about 1 tbsp full of meat filling onto each dry bean skin. Fold in the sides and the bottom and start rolling into a spring roll shape. 'Seal' the sides with the corn flour mixture.
    Ngoh hiang air fryer
  • Preheat air fryer at 180 degree celsius for 3 minutes.
  • Place the ngoh hiang into the preheated air fryer leaving some space around each other. Brush some cooking oil onto the ngoh hiang.
  • Air fry at 180 degree celsius for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the ngoh hiang halfway during air frying to make sure it's evenly cooked.
    air fryer Ngoh hiang
  • Chill in fridge in an airtight container. Airfry to heat up again at 150 degree celsius for 3-4 minutes and it's ready to serve.
    ngoh hiang



You can cut the dry bean sheets into small sheets and make smaller ngoh hiang.
You can add vegetables such as onions, carrots to substitute with water chestnuts. 
Keyword air fryer, appetizer, chinese, meat dish, pork roll