Food Photos by MJ Klein. Food by Hui-chen’s mother!
Oh my. I was introduced to yet another heretofore unexplored family tradition, and one based on cooking. Hui-chen’s mother has yet another original recipe up her sleeve that I didn’t know about, and I got to check it out up close and personal.
And this ingredient, which is a mix of tofu, togun (dried tofu), green bean noodles, garlic greens and those tiny shrimp. This is what makes this recipe different. Normal dumplings would be comprised of one or the other, but normally not both.
The skins are hand made and hand rolled. Then the stuffing is spooned onto a skin like this: first the meat, and then the tofu and greens mixture. Unless you check out the large sized photo you cannot tell that there is meat under the greens, but there is.