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Dec 2, 2009 10:43 AM

Help Identifying an Item on Rolsan's Dim Sum Menu?

A few weeks ago a few of us went for dim sum, with all of us just checking off items that we wanted. Someone ordered a fabulous item that I can't seem to find again. It looked quite similar to the sesame paste balls and I believe it was served with the same cupcake paper cups, but it wasn't a dessert item. It had meat in it. It was possibly some sort of fried rice ball, but the dim sum menu doesn't list any.

Does anyone know what this might be?


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  1. Luckily I have eaten this at Rolsan and various dimsum places in HK and NY - I think you are referring to a "Haam Sui Gok or Gau" - literally means "salt water" dumpling - the outside shell is the deep fried & slightly sweet rice flour (similar to the sesame ball shell with black bean paste consistency) shell & is filled pork and chopped vegetables - it's very tasty & similar to a taro dumpling or "woo gok" - which is a taro shell fried and filled with pork and chopped vegetables.

    5 Replies
    1. re: FoodCad

      That sounds like what I'm looking for. Can you tell me which it would be on the menu? See attached pic.

      1. re: Davedigger

        It's #35, can't read what the English is, deep-fired something.

        1. re: Teep

          Does Deep Fried Dry Shrimps & Diced Pork Dumplings sound about right?

    2. Were they kind of football-shaped? If so, then it's very likely the item that FoodCad mentioned.