ANKO Har gow Food Processing Equipment Solutions

ANKO Automatic Har Gow Machine - Machinery Design for a Dutch Company

The client is a bakery manufacturer, exporting products to many countries in Europe, including Luxembourg, France, Germany, England, etc. They've developed bakery business for many years and gradually expand its business into the market of dim sum. In order to increase productivity, they were looking for high quality food processing machinery. They heard that har gow forming machinery built by ANKO could produce 2,500 pieces per hour, in consequence, they decided to cooperate with us to improve productivity.

Case-ID: NL-001

Har gow

Food Ingredient

  • Wheat Starch
  • Potato Starch
  • Hot Water
  • Oil
  • Shrimp
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Ground Pork
  • Scallions
  • Salt
  • Stock Powder
  • Sugar
  • Sesame Oil
  • White Pepper

Food Culture

Har gow - A half-moon shaped shrimp dumpling, made with a semi-transparent starch dough wrap, often steamed and served hot. It's the No.1 choice for many dim sum lovers. There are also a few similar items, such as "fun guo", but stuffed with meat and in addition to be steamed, it can be pan-fried or deep-fried for serving.

Handmade Food Recipe

  • For filling: (1) Chop bamboo shoots and scallions. (2) Put chopped scallions, bamboo shoots, ground pork in a bowl and season with salt, stock powder, sugar, sesame oil, and white pepper. (3) Mix them together and set aside.
  • For wrapper: (1) Mix wheat starch and potato starch together. (2) Pour in hot water and well stir them to become a chunk. Set aside for cooling. (3) After cooling, add oil and knead it to make it smooth. And then roll it into long dough and divide it into small balls. (4) Use the flat side of knife to press small dough balls into circular wrappers. (5) Cover the rest of dough with cling film to avoid it drying out. (6) Put a scoop of filling and a shrimp on the center of wrapper. (7) Pinch edge to fold it up and make nine to twelve pleats. (8) Steam har gows for five to ten minutes with high heat.

ANKO Team Research Problem Solving or Solution Delivery

Solution 1. How to improve the texture and taste of har gow?

At the first trial, ANKO followed the recipe the client provided for test. After tasting the first product, the client thought the har gow wrapper was too chewy. ANKO team relied on years of experience to judge that ...(Please contact us to get more information)

Food Equipment Introduction

  • Put in well kneaded dough into dough hopper.
  • Put in mixed stuffing into stuffing hopper.
  • Turn on control panel.
  • Automatic production process begins.

Har gow production process

Fundamental of Design

  • The client proposed the need of increasing productivity, so we recommended a stable and high-productivity machine. The innovative unit designed by ANKO team contributes to the high productivity, up to 2,500 pieces in one hour.
  • Har gow forming mold can automatically make har gow with identical and beautiful pleats. Through one processing machine, including dough system, filling system, and har gow forming device, the quality of machine-made har gow is more stable and identical than handmade ones.
  • In the process of designing har gow forming machine, ANKO has considered every client's requirements to build a machine that can produce har gows as same as handmade ones, both in the texture and the taste. The high quality of our machine and final food products satisfy the client and make him feel confident to cooperate with us.
  • The flexibility of machinery gives him possibilities to expand his business in the future, if the client would like to produce other kinds of dim sum such as fun guo, mini juicy bun, potsticker, etc.

Har gows with identical quality

Processing Line Planning

  • Sieving
  • Mixing
  • Vegetable Cleaning
  • Vegetable Cutting
  • Extracting
  • Meat Mincing
  • Seasoning
  • Forming
  • Sealing
Automatic Har gow forming machine

The automatic har gow forming machine designed by ANKO R&D team is made from stainless steel and equipped with four motors for independent control and water cooling system. After putting prepared dough and stuffing in hoppers, the har gow forming machine can hourly manufacture 2,500 pieces of har gow. The performance not only improves productivity, but also solves the problem of labor shortage.


Automatic Har gow Machine Video - Automatic har gow forming machine is unique, stable, and high productivity. Simply changing compatible devices, it can produce more than 60 kinds of foods, including dumpling, Empanada, mini juicy bun, various dumplings, etc.

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