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Dim sum to die for at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah

Steamed Shrimp Dumplings at Lao restaurant the Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah. (Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria)
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings at Lao restaurant the Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah. (Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria)

Waldorf Astoria has made its debut along the Eastern crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Worth a visit for the Dim Sum is Southeastern Asian restaurant Lao. Check out chef’s recipe below and see our slideshow of other top dishes to sample.

Steamed Shrimp Dumplings

(serves 10 people)

Ingredients:

Prawns 250g

Potato starch 25g

Tapioca starch 25g

Spring onions 20g

Lukewarm water 20ml

Banana leaves 20g

Sesame oil 50ml

Sesame seeds 50g

Fish sauce 20ml

Sugar 10g

5 egg whites

Soy sauce 20ml

Sweet chili 20g

Pickled cucumber, carrot, daikon 100g

Seasoning

Method:

1. Mix the potato starch and tapioca starch the lukewarm water to form a smooth dough.

2. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a very thin sheet cut out medium-sized circles (using a ramekin as a template if necessary).

3. Mix the shrimp, spring onion, sesame seeds, egg whites and all other ingredients together in a bowl.

4. Fill the circles with a heaped teaspoon of the mixture, fold the dough into half moon shapes and seal the edges with your thumb.

4. Steam over boiling water (with dim sum placed on cut squares bamboo strips) for 4 minutes and serve.

For reservations at Lao or any of the Waldorf’s five other restaurants and lounges call +97148182222 or go to www.waldorfastoria.com/dubaipalm