or Xiā jiǎo
is a traditional Chinese dumpling
served in dim sum
The dumpling is sometimes called a shrimp bonnet
for its pleated shape. Traditionally, har gow
should have at least seven and preferably ten or more pleats imprinted on its wrapper. This dish is often served together with sieu mai
; when served in such a manner the two items are collectively referred to as hargow
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The wrappers are made with boiling water, to which wheat starch, tapioca starch, oil and a small amount of salt are added. The filling contains shrimp
, cooked pork fat, bamboo shoots
, sesame oil
, soy sauce
, sugar, and other seasonings. The pouch-shaped dumpling is then steamed in a bamboo basket until translucent; at the table it is usually dipped in soy sauce, or red color rice vinegar. When the dough for the wrapper is properly prepared and cooked, the dumpling has a slightly sticky, chewy texture. The shrimp are not overcooked, so they retain a slightly crisp texture. Ingredients vary... Read More