December 17, 2008

Translucence

I once posted a photo of a dim sum cart found in many Chinese restaurants in Metro Manila. Here is one item that you won't find in that cart because they're steamed only as they're ordered: har gau, steamed shrimp dumplings. It's spelled in many different ways, actually—the problem of translating Chinese characters into Roman letters. We have further 'Filipinized' it into hakaw and that's the word you'll see in menus here.

hakaw or har gau: steamed shrimp dumplings

15 comments:

Olivier said...

des raviolis à la vapeur, c'est délicieux...Hummmn, tient cela me donne envie d'aller dans un restaurant chinois ce soir...
raviolis in the steam, it is delightful... Hummmn.... holds it gives me desire to go to a Chinese restaurant this evening...

raf said...

Oh yes, Hilda, I've had these a few times when enjoying dim sum with Asian friends. Scrumptious!

angela said...

I'm not fond of dim Sum but these look juicy and delicious..

Lois said...

They look delicious!

Sharon said...

Looks delicious.

lunarossa said...

I love dim sum and these dumplings look delicious...Now I'm really hungry! Ciao. Antonella

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

I love this! Not to mention shrimp dumplings are so good. I used to go to chinatown in New York city to eat dim sum on sundays and always got dumplings. thanks for sharing!

marley said...

Its a long time since you posted a food photo, thanks - at last! I've never tried dim sum, so I've never tried these. They look tasty though :)

Ursel said...

Mmh, yummy, I love them, one of my favorite food. Now I'm getting *really* hungry.

gogouci said...

Too bad I've already eaten dinner. This photo makes me want to eat Chinese.

Jules said...

I can smell and even better - taste these - yum!!!

the donG said...

wow! im sure it tastes good coz it rhymes when i say "wow kahaw!". i like those chinese foods. relatively it taste like siomai.

Boise Diva said...

That looks really good..

Halcyon said...

Yummmy! Unfortunately the Chinese restaurants around here don't usually have dim sum on the menu. I enjoyed the different varities while I was in China though. These look really good.

Lorenzo said...

oh my Gosh! i miss this!