Har Gau

Shrimp Dumplings

Preparation info

  • 70

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Dim Sum Book

The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

  • About

Har gau is the most famous dim sum in Canton. It is light and delicate and favored by young and old. Chinese children regard har gau with the same reverence that American children give to hamburgers, and in the teahouse it is always the dim sum that is first to sell out.


  • tablespoons fresh pork fat, either bought packaged or trimmed from a fresh ham or from pork chops
  • ¾ pound shrimp


  1. Drop pork fat into 1½ cups boiling water and allow to boil until it cooks fully and becomes translucent. Remove from water, place in bowl, run cold water over it, let stand for several minutes, remove from water, dry with paper towel, and dice.

  2. Place shrimp in bowl of electric mixer. Start mixer and add, mixing thoroughly between each addition, the sa