Easy Party Canapes | French Guy Cooking

Hey Food Tubers, what’s up? I’m Alex the French Guy Cooking and today we are making canapes. As known as a small bite of delicious goodness they will be perfect to start the party Let me show you three different canapes that stay off the beaten track first, a colourful twist on fresh spring rolls Then a cheat on temari sushi as known as mini sushi balls and last, the most amazing pork belly ball You want it to be small and fresh but also you want it to be easy to prepare in batches, right? let’s do it So first up a twist on a fresh spring roll, which is the most easy recipe ever. Start by chopping a few colourful vegetables into thin strips You can also use a speed peeler It’s brilliant on the top of one I went for celery, red cabbage, cucumber, carrots, mango for some good sweetness of course any vegetable in your fridge
will fit perfectly make sure you have some cooked rice noodles and a few mint leaves nearby Grab a sheet of rice paper, soak it briefly in water and place it in front of you Fill it horizontally with some veg, rice noodle and fresh mint leaves. Just don’t overload it, because this has to stay small at the end. Gently roll it up, making it as tight as possible Then slice this roll into small bites to make loads of mini fresh spring rolls. Serve them with a spicy sauce on the side Quick, easy vegetarian and gluten free canapes, done! So the second recipe definitely has that wow effect on the eyes, yet you won’t believe how easy it is to make those mini sushi balls Mix three tablespoons of rice vinegar. One Tablespoon of sugar and half a teaspoon of salt. Pop it in the microwave to dissolve the sugar all that over a cup of cooked rice and stir gently I’m using short grain rice because it
gives that soft and fluffy texture at the end Let the rice cool down to room temperature on a plate So for the fish I’m using cured salmon and Rollmops as known as pickled herring fillets. Well of course you could use raw fish, but you gotta be sure It’s extra, mega fresh. So please ask your fishmonger about it. Cut out small circles in the fish, using a small circle as a guide Now take a sheet of clingfilm and fold it on itself to make it more tough Place a bit of Salmon first then with wet hands Grab a ball of rice and place it on top Lift the corner of the film and pinch right under the rice Now tighten that by gently twisting the ball You will feel the film stretching as the ball is forming Open it up and there you have it a mini sushi ball For a fancy look you can take a small square of seaweed under the salmon slice before you form the ball Also for a very cool finishing touch, you can top them up So at the end the visual is amazing and also it’s a great dish to make with your kids around the table Food Fight! The third recipe is massive These pork belly buns are inspired by Taiwan street food And called there Gwa Bow The dough to make the buns is so easy because you don’t have to let it rise Mix, steam, done In a bowl go three quarter cup of flour with half a tablespoon of baking powder Add a pinch of sugar and a pinch of salt Then a quarter cup of milk and a drizzle of oil Mix it well and divide into 16 equal balls Flatten them down Brush them with oil… and fold them in half Now steam those for about 12 minutes In the meantime, cut bits of pre-cooked pork belly You could also use bacon bits if you like Place them in a pan over a medium high heat along with a good drizzle of honey a splash of soy sauce and another of vinegar They should caramelize nicely When the steamed bun is properly cooked and nicely puffed up It’s time to build up the sandwhiches Grab a bun and open it up… spread some hoisin sauce Now place a good chunk of caramelized pork belly Add a few pickles … and loads of coriander. You can also use mint if you like spring onions and chillis and finishing with a sprinkle of peanut powder It’s fluffy and sticky, with a good kick from the pickles and the chillis My word on it, you will love those buns So guys that’s it. I hope you enjoyed those recipes. Give them a go because they are really amazing and so easy to make in batches If you want more canapes recipes then check out this video on my channel So like this video if you did, share it on your social media with your friends and also comment down below with your favourite canapes recipes Subscribe to Food Tube and to my own channel for many more delicious recipes Bye, bye… Salut


  1. These are great and look easy enough to try thankyou

  2. His accent is amazing

  3. Super idées ! Je prends !

  4. wow!thanks!

  5. Cute little Snacks . I love it 💜

  6. these look soooo tasty

  7. Rollmops! What the hell? I had never expected anyone outside of germany to ever eat that 😀 well, except scandinavia of course 😛

  8. France

  9. These look fantastic!!! Can I replace the pork with chicken? What meat would you recommend? Thanks

  10. French guy with a French band. Loves it.

  11. merci for these lovely suggestions !!

  12. Wish he showed how to make that spicy sauce…

  13. Great video Alex!  Those canapes look wonderful and easy to make, thanks! 

  14. background music please?? 🙂

  15. Nice

  16. C'est bon

  17. The chef is absolutely adorable! Love to see more recipes from him 🙂 

  18. Oh gosh those sprang rolls look so good!

  19. Trying the sushi canapes soon. Great video french guy cooking!

  20. These are fantastic, Alex!

  21. With a bit of creative cutting, those sushi balls would be good for Halloween parties. Sushi Eyeballs. 🙂

  22. ahaha the mini kbps are so cuteee

  23. THANK YOU! they look delicious and easy to vegan-ize! for the sushi balls i could substitute thin marinated slices of tempeh or sliced mushroom. for the steamed buns i could substitute fried shiitake mushrooms, tofu or tempeh. 🙂

  24. Great ideas 🙂 
    Just remembered I am eating cured salmon tonight.. mmm^^

  25. He's so cute I love him!

  26. nice!

  27. BACKGROUND MUSIC??? anyonee????? And please dont tell me its darude sandstorm-_-

  28. does anyone know the background song? )-:

  29. sorry but none of these are 'french canapés'…. they still look good though!

  30. for the sushi balls, any rice will do? or it has to be sushi rice? 

  31. ahhh, those steamed buns are to die for!! The Frenchie can do no wrong! 🙂

  32. They all look beautiful! I must try them!!!😃

  33. I love them, I was looking for the third recipe. Thank you 😀

  34. Your accent is life!!!!

  35. I really wanted those on my Christmas eve dinner's table, I was dying for a new appetizer and just ended up with traditional stuffed peppers and roast vegetables which was quite embarrassing :(,, but it's ok I still have a chance on the new year's eve so thanks sweet Alex for the nice ideas and I wish you a very very happy new year XX

  36. These look amazing! 

  37. I absolutely love the simplicity of these canapés! well done

  38. Looks delicious and easy to do….Thanks 

  39. 刈包!!!

  40. you dont have to cook the spring roll sheets first? hurmm 

  41. Genius! Merry christmas and happy holidays, Alex. Best wishes for you and your family.

  42. I had a hard time hearing what he said, so I put on the captions but they don't help much, because they're WAY of… They're hilarious!

  43. Everything in Frenglish cook language sounds good

  44. This guy is so cute, and that last one looked so good (minus the coriander)

  45. This guy is simply brilliant! And super nice 🙂

  46. So glad i found you!! i'll be on going through your other videos shortly 🙂 

    Question – what meat substitute can be done for the steamed buns?

  47. Very easy to do, simple and with a wonderful flavors! Great for starters!

  48. where did you hear about 刈包 OMG! its my favorite!
    so happy to see great food from my hometown on youtube with a little twisted 
    @French Guy Cooking you should try more taiwanese food!

  49. The HowToMakeSushi channel made the sushi balls for the Halloween edition I think.

  50. Wow..!!!

  51. we need EXTRA MEGA FRESH on a shirt hahaha

  52. they look yum! by the way jamie, my daughter did buy me comfort food for christmas , so i'm a happy mum! x

  53. I'm a pork bun connoisseur, and these baby ones look so good I would eat the entire sheet tray myself. Nice one Frenchie!

  54. These recipes are UH-MA-ZING!! I want to eat them all!! 😀

  55. Great ideas bro!

  56. This is amazing! When I clicked the video I did not expect to see a simple way to make Taiwanese street food at home. 我愛! J'aime, j'aime, j'aime!

  57. we had fresh spring rolls with shrimps this chrismas…..god I want to make some again…

  58. Merci!

  59. the third recipe was amazing i would try it someday !

  60. I'm hooked and I haven't tasted them yet . . . !   🙂

  61. Didn't expect seeing French guy cooking Taiwanese food 😆 Gua bua is not well knowing in the world, I'm very impressive!!!!!! ☺️👍

  62. You are awesome, really friendly guy 😀

  63. Amazing !,, can we please have more of heathy recepies like this xxxxx

  64. Love All, Yummy.Happy New Year.

  65. more videos with alex ! he just makes cooking much more appealing and fun !

  66. so the question is….where are the franch's canapes?

  67. Awesome video, but does anyone know the name of the band, or song used in this video?
    Also, those pork belly buns look SOOOOO good!!! 😀 

  68. SOng ?

  69. Omg delicious!! Must try! 🙂 

  70. les français c'est les meilleurs!!! mais alors leur accents en anglais je déteste, ils parlent trop bien l'anglais car ils sont des voisins mais des ennemies de longe date c'est pour ça qu'ils massacre l'anglais un geste pour marquer leurs territoire. je suis algérienne je m'y force d'exceller en français et je fais le max pour parler un bon anglais! pourquoi car je n'ai aucun complexe la france nous a occuper pendant 132 ans comme pour le maroc et la tunisie  et on est les meilleures élevés sans blague. on apprend à être meilleur que nos adversaires. Sinon merci pour ces canapés, je vais faire ces spring rolls pour la soutenance de ma soeur merci.

  71. I love this guy. He makes everything look/sound easy and fun.

  72. This is absolutely PERFECT. I love these canapes!

  73. 刈包 from Taiwan!!!
    Your mini version of it looks delicious!!

  74. Great video. I will definitely try the last one.

  75. So cute! Both you and the food. 😊

  76. Muito bom! Great!

  77. great! love fresh and attractive snacks 🙂 must try for my birthday party!

  78. I thought he said, make it tight as pussy-bell. that's why I love French accents!

  79. Great canapes! I tried them yesterday with friends. The spring roll were a success with my vegans friends!!,

  80. I like your way to present the food!

  81. he is so good, love this video! definitely gonna make these.

  82. Charming: the guy, the food, the recipes!

  83. Fantastic ideas! I am going to a party tomorrow and looking for canapé ideas…the fish sushi ball things look superb as do the summer rolls. May make those and take tomorrow. Many thanks!

  84. i didnt expect you to be so charming.and those canapes..yum!

  85. I like all these ideas! Great mix of different culture food into brand new creation.

  86. I cannot understand his English to clear.

  87. Amazing sushi ball ! Genius!

  88. first time viewer… YOU ARE SO PRECIOUS!!

  89. Amazing!!!

  90. This guy is just ridiculous. That twat Jamie Oliver really does take the piss with his over the top French, Italian, Greek and Spanish guys with their stereotype, stupid accents. It's almost embarrassingly racial

  91. Amazing!!! I like your pork belly buns recipe~~ hope everyone enjoys the Gwa Bow! And thank you to introduce Taiwan!! (yes I'm Taiwanese)

  92. Last week, I made the mini buns….. SUCH a hit! My fella and I have been thinking about how to use this recipe and mix it up a bit. But the foundation provided here really was super-simple (I had almost all the ingredients on hand and thought of this recipe when he wanted to smoke several pounds of pork belly to make home-smoked bacon), and truly, truly, it was super-tasty. Tomorrow, I'm going to make the spring rolls recipe as a starter for dinner. Really love all the recipes that Alex provides. And love the videos, the interesting filming, the "studio," guests and guests appearances, et. al. Really appreciate the meticulous effort that goes into all of this and hope to be a supporter soon, as well as a subscriber. Thank you, thank you.

  93. the sushi rice is supposed to be presented as pretty as it looks. the iron fork tends to break the rice when you stir on it. I suggest you to use wooden spoon^^

  94. you made me hate French people 🙁

  95. is rice sheets gluten free ?

  96. Sushi ball, that's so cute~

  97. Absolutely sublime. What a lovely and simple delivery, and a very precise video.

  98. Did you say “done” I used to like you

  99. 😍😍😍😍 thank you for this 💜💜💜💜💜

  100. Grade12 TVL cookery activity #2

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