Chinese dumplings

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This dim-sum of Chinese steamed dumplings is quick and easy to make. Use ready made Chinese dumpling pastry.
This dim-sum of Chinese steamed dumplings is quick and easy to make. Use ready made Chinese dumpling pastry.
  • Serves: 2

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe Make some traditional Chinese dumplings with this easy recipe. Fill Chinese dumpling pancakes with a mixture of pork, soy sauce, spring onions and cabbage for a fresh-tasting filling


  • 1tbsp cornflour
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tbsp sesame oil
  • Salt and white pepper
  • 25g pork, finely chopped (see tip, right)
  • 2-3 Chinese cabbage leaves, finely chopped
  • 2-3 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 16 pancakes, from a 200g pack of Chinese dumpling pastries
To garnish:
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1-2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped

Tenderise the pork by squashing it to a mush on a board with the back of a large knife blade.


  1. Put the cornflour, soy sauce and sesame oil into a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and white pepper. Stir until just mixed, then stir in the pork, cabbage, spring onions and egg. Mix well.
  2. Put a heaped tsp of filling on each pancake. Dip your finger into cold water, in a small bowl, and moisten the pancake edge. Fold it over to make a crescent-shaped parcel, press together and make small folds around the edge to seal well.
  3. Cook the dumplings in 2 batches: arrange them in 1 layer in an oiled steamer, then cover and steam for 20 mins.
  4. Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds and spring onion. Make a dipping sauce by mixing 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp each rice vinegar and sesame oil and a pinch of dried crushed or fresh chopped chilli.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 63(kcal)
  • Fat 2.0g
  • Saturates 0.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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so what i get from these comments is one dumpling equals 63 cals? not a serving? What the heck?!?! seriously? know what you are talking about before you post. Or tell people that this is PER UNIT not PER PORTION


This is very misleading. I was making this for our fast day on the 5:2 diet. Ate three and went to double check that it does say "serves 2" and "16 dumplings" therefore confirming that one serve = 8 dumplings. After eating two more, I became suspicious - an egg has about 90 cals, the pork would be about 100 cals - and the dumplings are listed at about 40-50 cals filled elsewhere on the net. I think I've just blown my fast day which is really, really annoying. Please don't post calorie counts if you don't know what you're talking about!


What do you mean by "per portion"? Do you mean per serving for one person (i.e. half the recipe) or do you mean per dumpling?


Just wondering, why do some websites say 1 chinese dumpling = ~80cal? That's a huge discrepancy.... thanks!!

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