Chinese Food

Cantonese Crystal Shrimp Dumplings Recipe

I’m a dim sum addict.One of the best dim sum dishes to order is Crystal Shrimp Dumplings.

Har Gow, plump Chinese shrimp dumplings in a tender translucent wrapper, are arguably the best dim sum dumplings. We call it Har Gow in Cantonese.

It’s not difficult at all to make the dough. However, the procedure can easily go wrong if you don’t follow a reliable recipe.

Ingredients for Crystal Shrimp Dumplings

Wheat starch 250 grams 100g potato starch
50 grams carrots 50g corn kernels
Cooking oil  200g shrimp
starch  15g cooking oil (for noodle)
80g minced pork


Crystal Shrimp Dumplings Recipe


step 1

finished product


Tips for Crystal Shrimp Dumplings

The most challenging part of Shrimp Dumplings is handling the dough, which is very sticky and can break apart easily.

Questions about Crystal Shrimp Dumplings

What are shrimp dumplings made of?
Silky on the outside with a chewy and flavorful filling, these dumplings are made of translucent wrappers that hold a shrimp and vegetable mixture seasoned with rice wine and sesame oil. It makes for a flavorful, delicate, and light-tasting pocket of food.

How to Store and Reheat Har Gow
Any leftover har gow should go in the fridge in an airtight container. Place the individual dumplings not touching one another to avoid sticking and breakage of the wrapper. The dumplings will keep for up to 3 days.

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