This is one of my all-time favorite recipes, one enjoyed by my family and friends on numerous occasions! You can buy ready-made hoi sin sauce in the supermarket and use it straight from the jar onto the rice roll (or pancake). In my version, sesame oil, dark soy and sugar (not healthy but allowed sometimes...) liven up the hoi sin and give it some depth. You will find wheat flour pancakes for Peking duck pancakes in Chinese supermarkets (usually in the freezer section); they need steaming. I think rice paper rolls make for a delicious change, though, and these can be found on the shelf in Asian shops. Both pancakes and rice paper rolls can be stored easily, either in your pantry or freezer, and used when required.
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