Airfried Crispy Dumplings
Remember the 水饺面 / Dumpling Noodle that I made recently? I cooked it again for Sunday brunch! This time, I decided to make an airfried version on top of the regular boiled one. I added more water chestnuts and a teaspoon of fish sauce to the marinade, and the filling was even more delicious than the previous version.
Hawker Staple: 水饺面 Dumpling Noodle/ Sui Gow Mee (Dry)
Who loves big, fat, juicy dumplings? Me, that’s for sure! Many of my overseas friends have asked me, “What’s the difference between Wonton (云吞) and Sui Gow (水饺)?” They go by the same name in English for simplicity’s sake- dumplings (just like there’s “Aunt” and “姑母”，”姑妈”，”姑姐”，”姨母”，”姨妈”，etc which all mean “Aunt”)- but are indeed pretty different. Wontons are much smaller, and its primary ingredient- depending on where you’re from- could either be a whole prawn or just little morsels of minced pork. Dumplings, on the other hand, are larger, chockful of ingredients like minced pork, prawns, water chestnuts, mushrooms, black fungus (wood ear), carrots, etc added for crunchiness. Some recipes even…