Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Geong Chung Har Kok 薑蔥蝦角 Ginger, Spring Onion And Prawn Dumplings - Yum Cha Special 1



At last we had a relatively low key Sunday for a change. I spent a better part of the day catching up with my reading and  composing new posts for the blog. When it was time to plan for dinner, Tummy suggested a yum cha favourite of ours that we always order at yum cha.

If you are a big yum cha fan like we are, the chances are you might be familiar with this delicious dish too. Steaming with a light sauce after deep frying the dumplings might sound weird to some but such a process creates the most agreeable texture and mouthfeel so prized in Chinese cooking.

I will share with you our other yum cha favourites in the near future, hopefully you'll be able to have a cosy yum cha lunch at the comfort of your own home soon.

P.S Another of my lovely reader turned up the the restaurant last night. It was a very nice surprise indeed, thank you again!



makes 12
you'll need;
500 g of prawns, shelled and roughly chopped
6 water chestnuts, roughly chopped
2 spring onions (white parts only), minced
2 cm piece of ginger, grated
dash of Chinese cooking wine
1 tbs of light soy
1 tbs of oyster sauce
1tsp of sesame oil
1/2 tsp of white pepper
1 tbs of corn flour
12 wonton wanton wrappers
oil for frying
2 spring onions, julienned 
3 slices of ginger, julienned

for the sauce;
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 cup of chicken stock
1 tbs of light soy
a dash of Chinese cooking wine
corn flour solution



Peel the prawns, reserving the heads and shells for curry laksa or prawn noodles.



Roughly chop the shelled prawns.



Place chopped prawns, water chestnuts, minced spring onion, grated ginger, seasonings and corn flour in a bowl and mix well.



Place ~ 1.5 tbs of the prawn filling in the middle of the wonton wrapper, gather all edges to form a plum dumpling. Repeat with the rest of the wrappers.



Fry dumplings in batches until golden.



To make the sauce - saute garlic with a little oil, add stock and soy and allow to come to a simmer, thicken with a little corn flour solution.


Place dumplings in a bowl that fit nicely in a steamer, pour the sauce over, top with julienned spring onion and ginger and steam over high heat for 5 minutes.



I served the dumplings as an appetizer with some Cantonese chili oil on the side. 

8 comments:

  1. Wow.. I like DimSum (Or Yum Char) and your dish looks great. Looking forward to your Yum Char series.

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  2. We order this every time at yum cha too! Will try making this tonight hehe

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  3. Such a good work! Also, right directions and i don't doubt that food tastes good. Nice!

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  4. harriet From CarltonDecember 5, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    good work tummy! I'll make sure I'll order this next time :)

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  5. Good work tummy ... Perfect... U hv lovely space, hapi to follow u ... Glad if u do the same

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