Vegan Shrimp Rice Paper Cheung Fun Dim Sum

Vegan Shrimp Rice Paper Cheung Fun Dim Sum

If you follow my blog or social media you know I'm a huge fan on dim sum! I mean who isn't? One dim sum dish that I haven't had since going vegan that I've missed so much is shrimp cheung fun. Now that there is vegan shrimp available I had to veganize this dish.

I had some leftover filling from my last recipe vegan shrimp hargow dumplings (which is another amazing dim sum dish you should check out) so it was the perfect opportunity to make stuffed cheung fun with it. 

I've been loving all these rice sheet hacks for dumplings and saw someone making plain cheung fun using them so I had to try it out with this recipe as well! Let me tell you it's the perfect way to make quick cheung fun. It's got a similar texture a little bit more sticky but overall a great replacement when you aren't in the mood to make cheung fun from scratch. If you are in the mood to make cheung fun from scratch check out my cheung fun recipe.

The vegan shrimp filling recipe makes a lot so if you want to have a lot on hand for making hargow and cheung fun definitely make a whole batch. If you're looking to make just cheung fun I'd recommend making a half or even a 1/3 of a batch. You'll want to use 3 rice sheets per roll so depending on how big of a vegan shrimp batch you make you could need a lot of rice sheets.

For a demo on the vegan shrimp filling you'll want to check out the hargow dumpling video here:


  • 18 - 36 Rice sheets (3 sheets per roll)

Vegan Shrimp Filling:

  • 2/3 lbs Vegan Shrimp 
  • 3/4 cup Bamboo Shoots (chopped)
  • 1/8 cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 tsp Organic Sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper
  • 1/2 Tb Tapioca Starch
  • 1 Tb Cooking Wine
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil


  • 2 Tbs Tamari
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup


Vegan shrimp filling:

  • Chop bamboo shoots finely
  • Chop 4-6 vegan shrimp into chunks
  • Put the rest of the vegan shrimp into a food processor until a paste (see video for reference)
  • Melt the vegetable shortening in the microwave
  • In a large mixing bowl add the bamboo shoots, vegan shrimp, melted shortening and remaining ingredients and mix well

Assemble cheung fun:

  • Get a large bowl or plate and fill with room temperature or luke warm water to soak the rice sheets
  • Allow to soak for around 30 seconds and place on a flat surface
  • Repeat and place the second sheet slightly overlapping on one side
  • Repeat again as you'll want to use 3 sheets per roll
  • Add stuffing vertically where the 1st and the 2nd rice sheet overlap
  • Lift the right side of the 1st sheet over the stuffing and continue rolling 
  • Repeat until you've finished all the stuffing or until you've made your desired amount of cheung fun
  • Add them all to a microwavable plate and microwave for 1 min
  • Cut cheung fun using food scissors into bite size pieces
  • Top with a sweet soy sauce
  • Eat on it's own or pair with other dim sum dishes like shumai, jook, joong, hargow or lo bak go



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