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Dim-Sum Shrimp Dumpling (Har Gow)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
One of the most famous Chinese dim-sum dish--shrimp dumplings. Those little shrimp dumplings have transparent outside, fresh and pink inside.
Course: dim sum
Cuisine: Cantonese
Keyword: Dumpling, Har Gow
Servings: 2
Calories: 376 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • One small section of carrots
For the dough
  • 1 cup wheat starch
  • a small pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca starch or flour
  • 3/4 cup of boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons lard , or around 1 teaspoons of cooking oil
For the filling
  • 150 g raw shrimp , rinsed, tails removed, chopped
  • 1 inch root ginger , finely chopped or grated
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese cooking wine
  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 1 dash of white pepper powder
  • 3 spring onions , finely chopped
  1. In a large bowl, combine the wheat starch, tapioca starch and the salt. Slowly stir in the boiling water and you can see there is no dry flour in the bowl. Set aside for around 5 minutes.
  2. Add some lard (or not) and knead the flour into a dough until smooth. If you are using cooking oil, add the oil in the middle of your kneading process. Set the dough aside.
  3. Peel fresh shrimp and devein. Finely mince the shrimp and add cooking wine, soy sauce, pepper powder and chopped ginger firstly. Stir the filling in one direction until you get a paste like texture. Set aside to marinate for around 10 minutes.
  4. Get the dough out and knead around another 4~5 minutes to punch the air out and then roll the dough into a cylinder around 1 inch and then cut it into small sections around 1 inch diameter.
  5. Roll the small sections out to thin round wrappers one by one.
  6. Add chopped spring onions in the shrimp meat and mix well. Wrap the dumplings one by one.
  7. Slice some carrots slices and put the carrots slices firstly in your steamer and then place the dumplings on the carrots slices one by one.
  8. Put the steamer in wok, bring water to a boiling and steam for around 10 minutes.
Recipe Notes

You can add some pork fat in the filling.

Nutrition Facts
Dim-Sum Shrimp Dumpling (Har Gow)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 2494mg108%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 4500IU90%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.