Saturday, 4 January 2014

Ham Sui Gok 咸水角

咸水角, we have this for dim sum. We pronounce it as "ham sui gok", no idea why it's called that but I guess every Chinese knows what it is. These are easy to make but it does take more prep work than baking a muffin. But once you have tried making these, you can't wait to make them again. 

They are seriously yummy just like ones in dim sum restaurant, except you don't have to fork out £3.20 for 3 pieces. 

This recipe makes 20 pieces! Yes 20! It's not a lot if you can eat 5 in one go! 
You can't eat like that at the restaurant. 

The problem is that I don't order these anymore when I go to have dim sum. 
Nor do I order turnip cake and steamed buns.
At this rate, if I continue making my own dim sum, I don't think I have anything to order when I eat out. 

The whole process have taken me an hour. So if you want to reduce cooking time, prepare your filling a day ahead.
Ingredients for the filling:

1 cup of mince pork or chicken
3 pieces of chinese mushroom (soften and diced)
1 small carrot (cooked and diced)
1 small onion (diced)
2.Tsp of mince garlic
1 spring onions ( chopped)
1/2 cup of water
1.Tsp cornstarch mix with 1.Tbsp of water