Dim Sum Guide: Fried Taro Dumplings

 Posted by on March 22, 2012 at 6:58 am  Food & Cooking  Add comments
Mar 222012
 
Fried taro dumplings
Fried taro dumplings

Fried taro dumplings

Everyone should experience the contrasting textures of fried taro dumplings (wu gok), one of my favorite dishes. The shell of this dumpling is made from soft taro root paste and the filling is minced pork. Upon deep-frying, the crispy shell reminds me of the spiky hair of a rabid sports fan. The sensation of the fluffy light shell is quickly followed by the steamy, creamy flavor of the taro and, finally, the slightly salty pork filling. The combination of flavors and textures is unique.

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