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Pork and Peanut Dumpling - Chaozhou Fun Guo

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 24 February 2012 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

Fun guo, or Chaozhou fun guo is a variety of steamed dumpling from the Chaoshan area of coastal eastern Guangdong, a province in Southern China. They are typically filled with chopped peanuts, garlic chives, ground pork, dried shrimp, dried radish and shiitake mushrooms. Other filling ingredients may include cilantro, jicama, or dried daikon.

The filling is wrapped in a thick dumpling wrapper made from a mixture of flours or plant starches mixed together with boiling water. Although the recipe for the wrapper dough may vary somewhat, it typically consists of de-glutenized wheat flour (澄面), tapioca flour (菱粉), and corn or potato starch (生粉). The dumplings are usually served with a small dish of chili oil.

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Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Sorry, I'm full :-)

24 Feb 2012 7:13am

@Calusarus: LOL.....Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Almost looks like plants in this macro closeness. Beautiful.

24 Feb 2012 7:18am

@Bettina: Thank you very much Bettina! ;-)

Véro from Savoie, France

belle série très appétissante !

24 Feb 2012 7:29am

@Véro: Merci beaucoup Vero! ;-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good work
have a lovely day

24 Feb 2012 8:12am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin! ;-)

Veronique from France, Switzerland

très joli ces légumes en transparence

24 Feb 2012 8:44am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

A very good one !

24 Feb 2012 8:59am

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Kat from Lorraine, France

Toujours cette excellente cuisine asiatique avec cette très appétissante cuisine vapeur !

24 Feb 2012 9:01am

@Kat: Merci beaucoup Kat! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

I can almost touch it.. :)

24 Feb 2012 9:05am

@Sarito: Thank you very much Sarito! ;-)

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful close up of this very intresting dish. Well done !

24 Feb 2012 9:51am

@Laurette: Thank you very much Laurette! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

This delicacy. Today is great ... I remember it well ... delicious! Best regards Eric!

24 Feb 2012 10:21am

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! Yes it is very delicious! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Wow... mais tu vas finir par nous rendre malade ... Lol..)
Bon appétit Eric, tu n'as pas goûté à tout ?..

24 Feb 2012 10:22am

@tataray: LOL ... l'intention de ce repas est de manger de très petites quantités sur une longue période de temps. C'est autant un événement social comme un repas! Merci beaucoup, Raymonde! ;-)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

moi c'est "a volonté" !! :):):)

24 Feb 2012 10:28am

@Lougris: LOL.....merci beaucoup Lougris! ;-))

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes - dumplings - one of my favourites! Lovely texture you get here as well, Eric.

24 Feb 2012 11:58am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

however, the most important thing is to eat it with the mentioned chilli oil! nice weekend and a lot of fun by working on the menu card! ;-)

24 Feb 2012 12:17pm

@klausZ: LOL....Thank you very much Klaus! ;-)

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

it looks like something from another world LOL! Nice focus!

24 Feb 2012 1:23pm

@Karen Politte: LOL....that's what I say every time I have them! "Out of this world"! Thank you very much Karen! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Oh, I do like dumplings. :-) Wonderful presentation, Eric!

24 Feb 2012 2:22pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-)

Sido from Seville, Spain

From now on I 'll look at your food images after lunch otherwise I have to rush to the fridge and eat something instead of your yummy food. Have a nice day.

24 Feb 2012 2:27pm

@Sido: LOL.....Thank you very much Sido! ;-))

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

OUi c'est super beau ta photo et une cuisine assez diéthétique!!!

24 Feb 2012 2:31pm

@gootchai: Merci beaucoup Martine! Oui, avec la plupart de ces plats étant cuits à la vapeur, il est très bon pour votre santé cardiaque! ;-)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Eric, das hast Du gut Arrangiert. LECKER!

24 Feb 2012 3:31pm

@Heinz: Vielen Dank Heinz! Ich bin sehr froh, dass du es genossen! ;-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

he he ... did you try all these things , Eric ?

24 Feb 2012 3:48pm

@Mariana M.: Thank you very much Mariana! Yes, I did! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow this has the looks good to eat and see

24 Feb 2012 4:03pm

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! Yes, it is just as pretty to look at as to eat! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

my favorite.....Yummy.....:-)

24 Feb 2012 4:18pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Looks beautiful and tasty. Very interesting information. Lovely texture. Wonderful presentation, Eric! Great. :)

24 Feb 2012 4:47pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

A wonderful transparent texture reveiling the tasty filling ~ another delicious shot. Thank you for your thoughtful words on my blog today.

24 Feb 2012 5:06pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

This is a fine capture of the gelatinous look of the wrapper. The ingredients sound very good too. I've love to try this some time.

24 Feb 2012 5:24pm

@Slackwater Don: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

Farnaz.m from tehran, Iran

:) very nice

24 Feb 2012 6:07pm

@Farnaz.m: Thank you very much Farnaz! ;-)

myky from Ontario, Canada

Never tried these before...l like the framing here.

24 Feb 2012 7:36pm

@myky: Thank you very much Myky! There are some good restaurants in London that serve dim sum! ;-)

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belle série qui met en appétit !

24 Feb 2012 7:38pm

@Laur: LOL....merci beaucoup Laurence! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Sorry I'm full too!!!! How many dishes did you hung for thi fantastic chinese meal? Have a nice weekend!

24 Feb 2012 8:40pm

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! Just enough to ease the hunger! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image. I like how the wrapper is somewhat transparent and you can see the filling.

24 Feb 2012 8:46pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! This is very typical of the dim sum dumplings! ;-)

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Beautifully composed shot of food Eric.:-)

24 Feb 2012 10:13pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Are you the cook for all of these food shots? If so, I'm impressed with more than just your photography skills.

24 Feb 2012 10:51pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! No I did not cook these dishes but I have done so in the past! ;-)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Yum, this is secretive and intriguing...I want a bite !!! :-)

24 Feb 2012 10:58pm

@DULCIE: LOL....Thank you very much Dulcie! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautifully shot and tasty, too.

25 Feb 2012 12:18am

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Looks wonderful, would love to try these on a daily basis, but for now must wait
to get my fill here, at least can see the photo and see in English !~

25 Feb 2012 1:47am

@Phil David Morris, 2012: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

ceanothe from France

Very nice shot !

25 Feb 2012 6:54am

@ceanothe: Thank you very much Ceanothe! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

This really looks good!

25 Feb 2012 11:52am

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! Yes it is delicious! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Looks good..i would try it...nice shot...

26 Feb 2012 11:06am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

1/160 second
ISO 3200
135 mm (35mm equiv.)