Making Lao Shu Fen from scratch

See also detail description at my website How to make Lao shu Fen

Making Lao Shu Fen (Yin Zhen Fen ,老鼠粉)

2 cups rice flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour (about 4 tablespoon)
1/4 cup Potato starch
200 ml boiling water
175 ml water (room temperature)
2 tbsp oil

*Improvised coconut strainer available from Ikea store but need to change the cup.
Cup is actually a plastic container bought separately, just drill or make some holes at the bottom.

Also available at spotlight stores (Australia) sold as potato ricer but more expensive with three sizes of disc.

1. Mix rice flour , tapioca flour and potatoes starch together into a big bowl.
2. Add in boiling water. Mix well. Keep on stirring till it becomes a paste.
3. Add in normal water to cool down the paste.
4. Add in oil and knead to a smooth paste.
5. Boil water in a pot. Place a grater or an improvised coconut strainer or a potato ricer as picture above on top.
6. Pour the rice paste on to the grater or an improvised coconut strainer as picture above. When the paste falls through the holes, it becomes rice noodles
7. Scope up immediately when the rice noodles float. Set aside to cool.


  1. thanks very much for sharing your
    noodles recipe. It came out perfect.
    I bought my potatoe ricer from
    spotlight; there are 3 sizes of
    disc and I use the big size.

  2. Hi shoon yin, what plastic container did you buy that fit perfectly in this strainer???

    1. Kaven
      you can buy any plastic container as long as it fits. What I normally do is I bring the whole strainer to the supermarket or shop and and try to find one that fits.Then I throw away the plastic lid and drill a few holes at the bottom. I have made a few this way for my friends and they bring it over to overseas to US, Canada, London and even China!. Lucky in Malaysia, we can find such plastic container easily and it works!

    2. Ok. Will try. Thanks shoon yin.