Authentic Chinese dumplings


So, how about some real Chinese dumplings?

The ingredient list is rather long but you’ll get the taste of ‘authentic’. Short cuts are available on this site (search ‘Asian dumplings’)


1 pack dumpling wrappers (or make your own :


250g regular minced pork

6 prawns, raw & diced

3-4 shiitake mushrooms (preferably dried –  soak & dice)

2 stalks green onions (diced)

2 leaves cabbage (diced)

1/2 teaspoon grated ginger

1 teaspoon fish sauce (or salt)

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon Chinese wine (or Sake, white wine or vinegar)

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon corn flour

some pepper


  1. Put on disposable gloves and massage mix well
  2. Let sit in fridge for 30 mins (or save for next day)
  3. Use a small ice cream scoop and place a dollop onto the center of the wrapper
  4. Wet perimeter of dumpling and fold (make fun folds!)
  5. Steam 100c for 12 mins (prettier if you lightly brush on some sesame oil and let dumplings sit on whole chinese cabbage leaves)
  6. Serve with a soy+ sweet chilli dipping sauce

Totally freezable. If frozen, steam for 15 mins.