Steamed Chinese Dumplings & Dipping Sauce

Total Time
1hr 36mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 6 mins

These dumplings are to die for! I hope you enjoy them! (prep time includes time for cooking... I just cant figure out how exactly to work it out between the two boxes!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Divide the flour into two separate bowls.
  2. In first bowl, add 1/4 cup of cold water and mix with a spoon until a dough forms.
  3. In second bowl, add 6 oz of boiling water and mix with a spoon until a dough forms.
  4. Place 1 tbs.of additional flour on a work surface.
  5. Remove the dough from the bowls and knead them together on the floured work surface for 10 minutes.
  6. Form the dough into a ball and then cover with a dry cloth and allow it to rest for 1 hour.
  7. Divide the dough into 24 evenly sized pieces by cutting the dough ball into 1/8's.
  8. Roll the pieces into a log and cut it into three, then roll the dough into little balls using additional flour if necessary flatten the dough In the palm of your hand-- into 3 1/2 inch circles.
  9. In a medium sized bowl, combine the ground pork or ground turkey, minced scallion, cabbage, grated ginger, dry sherry, soy sauce, sesame oil and salt thoroughly.
  10. Using the dough circles, place 1 tbs.of meat filling in the middle.
  11. Fold the dough circle in half over the filling to make a half moon shape.
  12. Press the edges together to seal the dumpling.
  13. Turn the dumpling so the straight edge is facing you.
  14. Fold the two corners located at 9 and 3 o'clock to the center at 12 o'clock and press the dough to seal.
  15. Cook the dumplings in two batches in boiling water for 6 minutes.
  16. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon.
  17. Serve with dipping sauce.
  18. Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, minced scallions and minced garlic together and mix thoroughly.
  19. Place the dipping sauce into a serving dish.
  20. Drizzle the dipping sauce over the hot steamed dumplings before serving.
  21. ENJOY!


Most Helpful

I used a different dumpling dough, but both the dumpling and sauce recipes were DELICIOUS! My husband is completely addicted to chinese take-out dumplings, and he was floored that the filling and sauce was exactly like the steamed dumplings we always get for him. It was so gratifying making them for him at home. He said we'll never have to get Chinese take-out again!

lotusflwr August 28, 2007

Good. While these had a nice flavor, they were very problematic. I found the dough to be very difficult to work with, despite having made similar items before. I tried using the 1 Tbsp filling per dumpling as directed, but found the dough too thin(it kept tearing)and had to cut the filling amount down to 1 tsp per - this worked out much better & without tearing. I ended up with over half of the raw meat mixture still unused and about 20 dumplings. The cook time was very precise -they were done in 6 minutes exactly. The dipping sauce was very strongly flavored of soy sauce - next time I would increase the oil a bit and add some sugar, and perhaps a splash of rice wine vinegar to help cut the saltiness of the soy sauce. We did enjoy this recipe, just not as much as expected. I'm very sorry-from your description, it sounds like you have had much better luck with these and hopefully others will as well.

HeatherFeather May 06, 2003

I tried this recipe and it was the worst thing I've ever put in my mouth!

ban508 June 21, 2010

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