Har gow (Shrimp dumplings)

Har Gow (Crystal Shrimp Dumplings)

Course: Dim Sum
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 20 dumplings
Author: Marvellina
Har Gow (Crystal Shrimp Dumplings) is a popular Chinese dim sum dish made of shrimp wrapped in almost translucent wraps and steamed to perfection. So much joy popping these little morsels of goodness into your mouth!
Print Recipe



  • 280 gr large shrimp about 10 oz, shelled, deveined and cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp corn starch


Prepare the filling:

  • Cut each shrimp into 3-4 large chunks and then mix with the rest of the filling ingredients. Cover and keep in the fridge while you are making the dough

Prepare the dough:

  • Mix the wheat starch, tapioca starch, and salt into the mixing bowl. Stir to mix. Add cooking oil and pour the boiling water into the bowl and stir with a chopstick, then when it's cool enough to handle, use your hand to knead into a dough. The dough should be smooth and not sticky
  • Cover and let the dough rest for 30 minutes
  • Divide the dough into 15 equal pieces


  • Flatten each dough and roll into about 4-inch circle. Place about 3-4 shrimp pieces in the middle of the flatten dough and start pleating from one end while pinching to seal. Or you can just wrap into half circle without pleating too
  • Place them on a greased steamer and steam for 5 - 7 minutes or until the skin is transparent and the filling is firm and pinkish in color. Brush each dumpling with some oil and serve