Traditionally, steamed shrimp dumplings are made from shrimp, pork, and bamboo shoots. Today, the filling of just shrimp is more common.
The typical form should be a half-moon plump with at least seven-folds, but preferably 12 folds. A good har gow is juicy, with a thin, translucent skin that, when picked up with chopsticks, will not crack and will not stick together.
Har gow dumplings are smooth and clear. The steamed shrimp dumplings first appeared near the Creek Bazaar Deli in the suburbs of Guangzhou.
Chinese dumplings are one of the most important foods in every Asian cuisine. The main influences in Hong Kong cuisine are Cantonese cuisine, European cuisine, and non-Cantonese Chinese cuisine, as well as Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian cuisine. For more international recipes, click here.
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