Woo Gok

Taro Root Horns

Preparation info

  • 24 Pieces

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Dim Sum Book

The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

  • About

Taro root is a traditional food during the Festival of the August Moon, when it is served plain after being boiled. At New Year’s it is finely sliced and fried in chips, similar to potato chips. At other times of the year it is made into dim sum—the fluffy, egg-shaped woo gok—after being steamed and then mashed. I have a particular fondness for woo gok now because I introduced my husband to it when we first met in Hong Kong. It became his favorite dim sum during our honeymoon, and after.