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dim sum wrappers (T&T)

Jason JustRight Feb 5, 2008 05:37 AM

the only wrappers I could find were for won tons - not what I wanted for the pork dumplings

I am looking for the yellow clear ones - anyone know the name of them and where I can pick them up

Looking for the clear sticky ones too - used for the shrimp dumplings, what are they called

the won ton wraps are for the potstickers - I can get won ton wrappers almost anywhere

thanks for everyones help

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  1. Juniper RE: Jason JustRight Feb 5, 2008 06:32 AM

    I can't say I've ever seen the clear hargow wrappers being sold in stores... but the yellow siu mai wrappers, they should have. If you can't find the siu mai wrappers at T&T, you may want to try another Chinese supermarket like Big Land (Kennedy & 14?) or even a small one like the one in the Chartwell Centre would have them. The stores along Spadina carry them for sure.

    Oh, and wonton wrappers are not for potstickers. Wonton wrappers are for wontons and potsticker wrapper are for potstickers. They are two different things.

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      Jason JustRight RE: Juniper Feb 5, 2008 07:06 AM

      I will have to go back and see if I missed the Siu Mai wraps

      So if I want to make the Har gow I will have make it from scratch - I have the recipe for it

      Thanks for the reply

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        Juniper RE: Jason JustRight Feb 5, 2008 07:53 AM

        I've not seen the hargow wrappers before, but that's not to say they don't exist (I don't make my own dimsum all that often so maybe I've just overlooked them myself). Usually, the wrappers are in the same area as the refrigerated noodles, since the noodle companies will often also make the wrappers too. Also, in case you haven't noticed, there are some rather (often hilariously) inaccurate English translations on Chinese menus and product packages that may cause confusion -- it may be the case that you were looking at siu mai wrappers that were labeled as wonton wrappers in English? If you don't read Chinese, the best thing to do is to ask around (either store staff or fellow shoppers) to know for sure what the wrappers are used for. Most would be willing to help if they can. Just a note that if you see yellow coloured wrappers, they are almost definitely siu mai wrappers, since I can't think of any other dumplings that are done with yellow wrappers.

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