Har Gow Chinese Shrimp Dumplings

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Har Gow Chinese Shrimp Dumplings
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Har Gow Chinese Shrimp Dumplings Recipe

Har Gow, also known as prawn dumplings, is a traditional Chinese dim sum dish. The delicate wrapper is made of wheat starch and tapioca starch, which gives it a slight translucent appearance. The filling is a savoury combination of shrimp, scallions, and spices that makes it the ideal bite-sized snack or appetiser.


Time Needed

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 53 minutes


  • Combine the wheat starch, tapioca starch, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the boiling water until a dough forms.
  • Knead in the cold water and vegetable oil until the dough is smooth.
  • Allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes, covered.
  • Combine the prawns, ginger, sesame oil, salt and white pepper in a medium mixing bowl.
  • To make a slurry, combine the cornflour and water in a small bowl.
  • Stir the slurry into the prawn mixture to combine.
  • Stir in the scallions, soy sauce and rice vinegar to the shrimp mixture.
  • Separate the dough into small pieces and roll each one into a ball.
  • Make a disc out of each ball by flattening it with your palm.
  • Fill each disc with a heaping tablespoon of the prawn mixture.
  • Gather the disc's edges and pinch together to form a pouch.
  • Rep with the rest of the dough and prawn mixture.
  • In a steamer, heat the vegetable oil over high heat.
  • Arrange the dumplings in the steamer so that they do not touch.
  • Steam the prawns for 6-8 minutes, or until they are cooked through and the wrapper is translucent.
  • Serve immediately with a dipping sauce of soy sauce and rice vinegar.

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