Chinese Fried Taro Puff Wu Kok

Chinese Fried Taro Puff Wu Kok is a classic Chinese dim sum dish that is favorited by many people. The wu kok is covered with mashed taro into ovals and stuffed with meat and veggies. It is not an easy pastry to make but the result is worthwhile for your family meal.

Chinese Fried Taro Puff Wu Kok

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Recipe by Healthy Cook Course: AppetizerCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Medium


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Show off your skill to make delicious woo kok at your kitchen without spending much of your time. Chinese fried taro puff made with yam, wheat starch, chicken breast meat and other ingredients.


  • 300 grams of yam, steamed & mashed

  • 80 grams of wheat starch

  • 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

  • 80 grams of boiling water

  • 40 grams of butter

  • 1 teaspoon of sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoons of five spice powder

  • 1/2 teaspoons of salt

  • dash of pepper

  • 1 cup of Borges Grapeseed oil

  • Filling
  • 160 grams of chicken breast meat, diced

  • 50 grams of mixed vegetables

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 2 tablespoons of Borges Grapeseed oil

  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce

  • 1/4 teaspoons of dark soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoons of salt

  • 1/2 teaspoons of five spice powder

  • 1 teaspoon of sugar

  • dash of pepper

  • 1 tablespoon of corn flour + 3 tablespoons of water


  • Prepare filling : heat oil in pan and saute onion till soft.
  • Add chicken meat and stir fry till lightly brown.
  • Add in mixed vegetables and seasoning and toss well to mix.
  • Add in corn starch solution to thicken the mixture.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Prepare the dough : Steam yam till soft and mash.
  • Place wheat starch and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
  • Pour in boiling water and quickly mix it into a rough dough.
  • Add in hot mashed yam, butter and seasoning.
  • As the mixture is sticky and soft, I used a small spatula to ‘knead’ it. Set aside till the dough is cool enough to handle.
  • Divide the yam dough into 8 equal portions, approx. 60gm each.
  • Dust hands with flour generously.
  • Take a portion of yam dough, flatten it and wrap in 2 tbsp of meat fillings. Seal the edge and shape it neatly.
  • Place the pastry on a lined plate.
  • Repeat steps with remaining yam dough.
  • Heat oil in a small saucepan. Note oil must be real hot before adding in the yam puff! Gently slide 2 yam puffs into the hot oil and deep frying over medium heat till golden brown and honeycomb starts to form on the surface. Remove and drain on kitchen paper.
  • Best serve warm.

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