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Har Kow Recipe

Har Kow Recipe

(Shrimp Dumplings)

Ingredients :


125 g

1/2 cup

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon



300 g


30 g



1/2 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon


Wheat starch

Boiling water





Shelled shrimps

Egg white

Bamboo shoots





Sesame oil



Method :


Pastry -

  • Sift  the wheat starch and cornflour into mixing bowl, pour in the boiling water and stir vigorously into a paste.

  • Remove on to a table and allow to stand for 1 minute, then add the lard and knead into a soft dough.

  • Roll into a long strip and cut into 32 equal portions.

Filling -

  • Dice the shrimps.

  • Shred the bamboo shoots finely.

  • Place both filling ingredients into a bowl.

  • Add the egg white, salt, sugar and pepper and mix well.

  • Then add the cornflour and pound the mixture until firm.

  • Keep in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

To complete  -

  • Roll each portion of dough into a small round.

  • Place the filling on the round and wrap up with 6 pleats on each side, forming a bonnet-shaped dumpling.

  • Arrange the har kow in a greased steamer.

  • Steam over medium heat for 5 minutes.

  • Remove and serve hot.

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