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.
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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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