My friend was looking at egg tart recipes and that sparked my idea to try to make Hom Sui Gok since it is one of my favorite dim-sum foods out there. Gooey, crispy, savoury. I tried finding recipes on google and there were very few out there. I came across this one recipe which made it sound quite easy and decided to give it a try this morning. I halved the recipe because it is VERY unhealthy to consume large quantities.
I forgot to take pictures of the dough while I was making it. My bad~~
I divided the dough in to six pieces unlike the 10 that is mentioned in the recipe. These dough balls are already very smell, so I couldn’t imagine dividing it into 10..
Flatten out to about a 3 inch diam.circle and lay a little (you can’t even do a heaping spoonful as it says in the recipe). Attempt to pinch up the sides. This took me a long time because the dough wouldn’t stick to itself so the hom sui gok came out ugly. The dough is extremely elastic.
Plunk them into the oil. I heated the oil to the point where if you place a bamboo skewer on the bottom, bubbles will come up. Then, I set the temperature to a medium-low. If the oil is too hot, the sugar in the dough will burn too quickly making your hom sui gok black. The hom sui gok should quickly float, then lay a spider/straineron to keep it submerged in the oil.
Done! I only had 4 in the end because like I said, if the temperature gets too high. It will burn. The other one fell apart when I put it into the oil.
Once golden brown. Remove and place on a paper towel.
It actually tasted really good. I’m surprised considering how ugly they looked. The filling was delicious. The dough flavor was really good. It wasn’t oily at all. Would I make this again? Probably not. It was a hassle to make the hom sui gok and ended up taking me an hour.. to make 4. I’m really not sure what I could change in the dough to make it more pliable. If I can find another recipe for the dough, I will try this recipe again.
The recipe can be found at: http://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/30939/golden-glutinous-rice-dumpling-hom-sui-gok/