Yield: 15 dumplings

How to make the best Har Gow (蝦餃)

How to make the best Har Gow (蝦餃)

Shrimp dumpling is one of the most famous Cantonese dim sum available.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes


The dough

The filling


The dough

  1. Mix the wheat starch, tapioca starch and salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the boiling water into the mixing bowl. Stir the mixture vigorously until it looks like snowflakes.
  3. Add the oil.
  4. Knead the dough until soft and pliable.
  5. Cover it and let it relax for 5 minutes.
  6. Put it on a work surface and roll it into long strips.
  7. Cut dough into small portions, 15-20g each.
  8. Roll out the dough, wrap the shrimp filling with the wrapper.

The filling

  1. Clean and devein the shrimps. Marinate with salt for 5 minutes and wash thoroughly under running water.
  2. Chop the shrimp coarsely.
  3. Chop the bamboo shoots into small pieces.
  4. Mix the shrimps, bamboo shoots, and the seasoning together until it become sticky.

To steam

  1. Place the dumplings in the bamboo steamer.
  2. Steam for 6 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately.


The weight for the shrimp in the recipe weight around 300 g of shrimp meat.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

15 dumplings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 611mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 5/29/2019