These Chiu Chow-style steamed dumplings are very popular at Chinese dim sum restaurants.
Also known as Fun guy, or Chaozhou fun guy, Fun quorum, fun for, Fen gun, Chiu Chow dumplings, Teschew dumplings or Fun For is from the Chaoshan area of coastal eastern Guangdong, a province of Southern China. In Hawaii, fun duo is known as pepeiao, the Hawaiian word for ear, named for its shape resembling an ear.
The wrapper is made from a mix of wheat, tapioca and cornstarch, which is what gives the wrappers its clear appearance and soft chewy texture. The filling for these dumplings is also unique because its not tightly-packed like regular dumplings.
Inside is a loose mixture of ground meat, crunchy vegetables like carrots and water chestnuts and sometimes cilantro.
If you’re a vegetarian I’d recommend using Gardeins beef crumbles as a ground meat substitute. I like it for its neutral flavour, but you could very well use some rehydrated TVP as a vegan option.
Use previous Dim Sum recipe.
Minced pork (20% fat if available) 120g
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Light Soy 2 tsp
Sesame Oil 2 tsp
White pepper a pinch
Salted radish (finely chopped) 1 tsp
Chinese Mushroom 2 tsp
- Make the mixture for the 2 fillings above.
- Flatten each dough marshmallow with your palm and roll into 3 inch circles.
- Add a suitable amount of filling. Fold and pleat.
- Add to steamer tray. Make sure there is 2cm spacing between each dumpling.
- Steam for 8 minutes if 1 tier, 10 minutes for 2 tiers, 12 minutes for 3 tiers.
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