Translucent Dim Sum Dough

  • Preparation 10 MIN



  1. In a bowl, combine the wheat starch and salt. Add the boiling water and stir with a wooden spoon to make a paste.
  2. Add the shortening and knead with your hands until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle a work surface with potato starch to ensure that the dough doesn’t stick.
  3. Shape half of the dough into a 2.5-cm (1-inch) in diameter cylinder. Cut into 2-cm (3/4-inch) thick pieces. Shape into balls and flatten with the side of a lightly oiled cleaver to get a 6-cm (2 ¼-inch) in diameter very thin disc. Stuff immediately. If you don’t have a cleaver, flatten the dough with a rolling pin. Repeat the process with the remaining dough and chosen stuffing. Note: This dough should be used warm.


To prepare your savory dim sum, you can use this recipe or store-bought wonton wrappers. It is sold in the frozen aisle.

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