After I crocheted my “bowl of pho” (https://justcallmequeen.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/a-bowl-of-pho/), I have been playing around with different food ideas to crochet. My ethnic origin is Chinese and my family’s favorite Chinese meals is dim sum.
I love these small dishes and bamboo steamers filled with delicious treats!
Inspired by my favorite dim sum dishes and ideas found in Yummi ‘Gurumi by Christen Haden, I came up with my own designs for these yummy tributes!
First up, are Ha Gau (shrimp dumplings) and Siu Mai (a dumpling made of pork and shrimp). I tried Ms. Haden’s idea for the Siu Mai first but felt that the top part of the wrapper was too bulky. So, I slimmed it down and created these guys.
And you can’t have siu mai’s without ha gau’s, so I created a pattern for those to go along with.
There are actually crocheted shrimp inside each dumpling but you can’t really see the detail. Note to self, a small swatch of pink inside the dumpling should be good enough to get the idea of a shrimp inside across.
I tried to make a ham siur gauk, which is a deep fried dumpling with a mochi wrapper surrounding pork inside. Not so successful, but I think it gets the overall gist across as you pair it with the ha gau and siu mai:
My nephew loves baos (buns with fillings). Who doesn’t? and no dim sum meal is complete without several of those! And here are my favorites:
These three are loosely based on patterns found in Yummi ‘Gurumi.
I altered yarns used and adjusted the sizes of the final product so that they all came out roughly the same. From left to right, it’s a char siu bao (bbq pork bun), peach bun (usually with red bean paste inside), and a soup dumpling with the yellow strands representing the juices inside. Love how these turned out!
Next are three of my favorites:
An egg roll:
And finally, the nor mai gai or sticky rice in a bamboo leaf:
I again tried the one in Yummi ‘Gurumi but decided to take it to the next level by extending the leaf spines all the way around and actually crocheting a scoop of sticky rice with a varigated yarn to get the rice and filling effect. So that it stays together, I glued a piece of velcroe:
So cute and so fun to play with!
And finally, dessert! My favorites are the egg tarts (dan tat) and portuguese egg tarts (po tats):
Both of which, I wrote about in previous posts: https://justcallmequeen.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/egg-tarts/ and . To get the carmelization effect of the po tat, I entwined a sparkly brown yarn to the yellow.
And I am finishing off with my mom’s favorite: a sesame ball with sweet lotus paste inside:
Are you craving some dim sum? I am…