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Har Gau Dumplings (Har Gow, Shrimp Bonnets)

Those irresistible shrimp dumplings with the shiny, translucent wrapper

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Har Gau (Har Gow) Shrimp Dumplings

Har Gau dumplings (Har Gow)

Rhonda Parkinson

Although not a traditional New Year food, dumplings of all types are enjoyed more frequently during the New Year season. Har Gau (also spelled Har Gow) are the steamed shrimp dumplings with the translucent wrapper (the secret ingredient that makes the outside wrapping so shiny is wheat starch). Although it's a little hard to see, these particular Har Gau dumplings have been shaped like a rabbit (if you look closely you can see the pointed bunny ears), in honor of the Year of the Rabbit in 2006.

Har Gau Recipe

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