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

Davedigger Dec 2, 2009 10:43 AM

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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    FoodCad Dec 2, 2009 11:06 AM

    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.

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    1. re: FoodCad
      Davedigger Dec 2, 2009 11:36 AM

      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
        Teep Dec 2, 2009 12:17 PM

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

        1. re: Teep
          Davedigger Dec 2, 2009 01:18 PM

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

          1. re: Davedigger
            Teep Dec 4, 2009 09:22 AM

            Yeah sounds right. Here is a picture of "Haam sui gok"

            1. re: Teep
              Davedigger Dec 4, 2009 01:19 PM

              I think that is them.

    2. gnuf Dec 4, 2009 09:14 AM

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

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