Woo Dip Harr in Minnesota?
Woo Dip Harr: jumbo shrimp, split open, wrapped in bacon, dipped in egg batter, deep fried, served with dipping sauce.
This dish is a tradition in Chinese restaurants in Detroit.
The first Twin Cities restaurant to serve it will have my lifetime loyalty!
"Is Woo Dip Harr like Cream Cheese Wontons? Something a chinese immigrant to Detroit made up with ingredients he had handy and it took off and became a city-wide speciality?"
This must have been exactly how it was created!
And, come to think of it, I'd never had a cream cheese wonton before coming to Minnesota.
On occasion you can find Woo Dip Harr outside of Detroit. The working definition I used above is from a menu...in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia!
As far as my limited Chinese food knowledge takes me....yes we have no Woo Dip Harr in Twin Cities Chinese restaurants.
However, you'll might be surprised by our Cream Cheese Wontons dipped in duck sauce, straight from the little plastic packet.
Is Woo Dip Harr like Cream Cheese Wontons? Something a chinese immigrant to Detroit made up with ingredients he had handy and it took off and became a city-wide speciality? I never find Cream Cheese Wontons anywhere but Minnesota. I find Crab Rangoon, but that doesn't work for my vegetarian kid (and neither would Woo Dip Harr).