Sunday, 29 January 2017

Woo Har or Fried Taro strips

Woo har is a CNY snack that is not so well known because of the time consuming task of frying and preparations. I tried this snack 2 years ago when my nephew's MIL gifted me a bottle of her homemade Woo Har. I don't know why it's named Woo Har cos there's no har ( prawn) in this snack. Although all the ingredients are very simple, this snack needs to be prepare in small batches because the taro tends to turn limpy after adding in all the dry ingredients. Mind you it's very addictive. I adapted this recipe from I made some changes to the seasonings.

Woo Har


250 gms taro, cut into strips
A bunch of coriander leaves, washed and dry


2 tbsps glutinous rice flour
1 tsp chicken powder
1 tsp 5 spice powder
3 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tsp pepper


Transfer the taro into a mixing bowl.
Add in the seasonings except glutinous rice flour and mix well.
Lastly add in the glutinous rice and mix till yam are covered with the glutinous rice flour.
Heat up a pot of oil and dropped a small ball of the mixture ( try to add some coriander and sesame seeds into the mixture before dropping into the hot oil)
Fry until it's golden brown and place on kitchen towel to absorbed the oil.
Cool before storing.

Note: This recipe makes less than 20 pcs Woo Har.

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