Char Siu Gin Doi

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Char Siu Gin Doi

A popular dim sum item. Traditionally filled with either coconut, black beans or char siu mixture. Light, crispy and chewy.
Prep Time35 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian
Keyword: dim sum, coconut, black beans, char siu mixture, crispy and chewy
Yield: 4 Servings.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 1 lb mochiko (glutinous rice flour)
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2/12 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 c. water
  • 1 tsp. gin
  • 1/2 c. char sui, minced
  • 1/4 c. dried shrimp, minced
  • 1/4 c. green onion, minced
  • 2 TB hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 c. white sesame seeds
  • oil for frying


  • In a mixing bowl; combine mochiko, sugar and baking powder. Stir in water and gin.
  • Turn the dough out onto a work surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, combine char sui, shrimp, green onion, hoisin sauce, salt, sesame oil and pepper.
  • On work surface; divide dough into 20-24 balls. Flatten each piece with your fingers.
  • Place a heaping tablespoon of filling in center of each piece.
  • Pinch the edges together to seal in filling.
  • Spread sesame seeds onto a shallow dish.
  • Roll dough balls in seeds, pressing lightly to help the seeds adhere to the dough.
  • In a large skillet or fryer, heat oil.
  • Fry doughnuts; turning frequently until golden brown 6-7 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Makes approximately 20- 24 doughnuts.

How To Serve:

  • Serve with favorite dipping sauce.
  • Serves 4-6.
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