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Mung bean sheets

Mung bean sheets
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Fan pei or "Fan pi" stir-fried with pork
Type Chinese noodles
Place of origin China
Main ingredients Mung beans
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Mung bean sheets
Chinese 粉皮
Literal meaning noodle skin
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 綠豆粉皮
Simplified Chinese 绿豆粉皮
Literal meaning mung bean noodle skin

Mung bean sheets are a type of Chinese noodle. It is transparent, flat, and sheet-like. They can be found, in dried form, in China and occasionally in some Chinatowns overseas.

Description

Similar to cellophane noodles, mung bean sheets are made of mung beans, except they are different in shape. The sheets are approximately 1 cm wide, like fettuccine noodles. They are produced in the Shandong province of eastern China (where cellophane noodles are also produced), as well as in the northern city of Tianjin, and have a springier, chewier texture than the thinner noodles.

Use in dishes

Mung bean sheets are used for cold dishes, hot pots, and stir fried dishes, in conjunction with sliced meats and/or seafood, vegetables, and seasonings.

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