Taro dumpling

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Taro dumpling
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Taro dumpling
TypeDim sum
Place of originChina
Main ingredientsTaro, ground pork
Taro dumpling
Traditional Chinese芋頭
Simplified Chinese芋头
Hanyu Pinyinyùtóu jiǎo
Cantonese Yalewuhtáu gok
Literal meaningtaro dumpling

Taro dumpling (Chinese: 芋角; Cantonese Yale: wuhgok) is a variety of dim sum served within Chinese cuisine.[1] It is a standard dish in dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong and around the world. Among overseas Chinatowns, it is often sold as a Chinese pastry. It is also known as taro croquette,[2] taro root dumpling,[3] deep fried taro dumpling puff,[4] or taro dumpling [5]

The outer shell is made from a thick layer of taro that has been boiled and mashed. The filling is made from seasoned ground pork. The dumpling is deep fried, and the outermost layer of taro becomes crisp, light, and fluffy.

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  1. ^ "蜂巢炸芋角". chinabaike.com. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Wu Gok (Taro Croquettes)".
  3. ^ "The Best Taro Root Dumplings Recipe | Dim Sum Central". 23 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Wu Gok - Deep-Fried Taro Dumpling Puffs| Dim Sum Recipes".
  5. ^ "CHEWIE:How to Make Traditional Asian Recipes: How to Make: Taro Dumplings 芋頭角 Wu Gok". January 2012.