Thursday, June 7, 2018

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Popiah (Pe̍h-ōe-jī: pȯh-piáⁿ) is a Fujian / Chaozhou style spring roll that is common in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Popiah is often eaten in Fujian province, China (usually in Xiamen) and neighboring Chaoshan (and by Teochew and Hokkien diaspora in various regions throughout Southeast Asia) during the Qingming Celebration.
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In the dialect of Teochew (Chaozhou), popiah is read "Bo-BEE-a" (薄餅 ). which means "skinny wafer". In a variant of the Hokkien dialect, the food is also commonly referred to as "lun-BEE-a" ( ), which is believed to be the origin of why the food is called "spring roll" in Indonesia and the Philippines. The food is sometimes referred to as runbing ( ) or baobing () in Mandarin, as well as bópíjuǎn (薄皮 ). "Popiah" entered English from Malay in 1986.