Chinese Dumplings

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep
1 hr 15 mins
Cook
20 mins

This is an authentic recipe given to me from a friend from Malaysia. It is her Grandfather's recipe who had a store. You'll probably want to double (or triple) the recipe; they are that good. The first four ingredients are for the dough. You can use wonton wrappers instead, just roll them out a little thinner.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • DOUGH

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 cup cold water, divided
  • FILLING

  • 34 cup chinese chives (find these in an asian market, you could substitute regular chives or scallions, but it won't be qui)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ginger juice (I grate some ginger and press it in a garlic press)
  • 12 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 12 teaspoon finely minced garlic
  • salt & pepper

Directions

  1. For Dough:.
  2. Place flour in a bowl and make a well.
  3. Crack eggs in a separate bowl and lightly whisk.
  4. Add eggs, oil, and half the water and mix together to make a dough.
  5. Add more water as needed. The dough should not be sticky (similar to pasta dough).
  6. Knead dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes.
  7. Cover and set dough aside to rest for 1/2 hour.
  8. For filling:.
  9. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl to combine. Do not overwork the meat.
  10. Cover filling and put in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour for flavors to blend.
  11. To assemble:.
  12. Roll out dough into sheets, as thin as you can but won't break. I use a pasta roller, it makes it so much easier.
  13. Use a large round cookie cutter (about the size of a tuna can or a little larger) to cut out the rounds.
  14. Fill 1 round with 1 tablespoon of the meat mixture and dampen the edges of the round with water and then seal.
  15. Do the rest of the rounds.
  16. To cook:.
  17. Steam the dumplings for 12 minutes.
  18. You can serve them as is or you can then:.
  19. Stir-fry them in a little peanut oil just until they get a little crispy.
  20. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauces.
  21. Enjoy.
  22. If you're not going to eat them right away, after you steam them let them cool off and place them in a zip top bag and refrigerate for up to 3 days.