Delicious Chinese Dumpling Recipes
A staple of Chinese cuisine, dumplings are the ultimate comfort food. These recipes range from traditional takes to inspired-versions but all pay tribute to the beloved flavors and time-honored techniques that make Chinese dumplings one of our favorite eats.
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Pork Soup Dumplings
Molly says, "Xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, are Chinese steamed dumplings that have soup inside of them. They are like magic! I grew up eating these with my family at our favorite dim sum restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown and later learned how to make them by combining my family's go-to pot sticker recipe with the secret ingredient: soup gelatin, which melts down into soup once the dumplings are cooked."
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Pan-Fried Pork and Chive Dumplings with Chile Crisp
These savory dumplings make a great cooking project for the whole family. Food Network Kitchen staffer Vivian Chan says, "Dumplings aren't just something I fill up on when I'm hungry but a comfort food that fills me up with memories. Making them is a weekend activity that everyone in my family has a part in".
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Steamed Pork-and-Mushroom Shumai
Elegant, beautiful and packed with flavor, these five-star dumplings cannot be beat.
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Chicken Pot Stickers with Dipping Sauce
Molly’s chicken dumplings are a Yeh family favorite. She flavors the filling with fresh ginger and scallion, then serves the pot stickers with a simple, classic dipping sauce.
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Steamed Shrimp Dumplings
You’ll want the dough to be very cold before filling the dumplings, so plan to let it rest in the fridge for an hour before cooking.
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Pork-and-Shrimp Chive Dumplings
Long before she became the executive dim sum chef at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel, Sandy Shi learned techniques from her mother. These chive dumplings, which Sandy makes using homemade wrappers, are one of her go-to recipes. "I cut the shrimp in half to give them a bit more texture," she says.
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Kabocha Squash and Shiitake Wontons with Pomegranate-Vinegar Syrup
Ming fills wonton wrappers with kabocha squash and shiitake mushrooms for his take on an East meets West dumpling. To eat, drizzle his fall-flavored wontons with a pomegranate-rice vinegar syrup.
Fried Pork Dumplings
Skip store-bought dumplings and make these bites from scratch with ground pork and dumpling wrappers. An easy ponzu dipping sauce makes a perfect pairing.
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Sew Mai Dumplings
Jet says, "Dim sum literally translates to 'fill the heart.' I love filling my belly with this Cantonese breakfast! It originated in little tea houses in southern China that served steamed and fried bites with your choice of tea and is the modern version of a culinary swap meet. Masses of people all competing for fresh cooked bites of food auctioned off carts. These are my favorite type of dumpling. Shaped like drums, stuffed with shrimp and pork, they are the best."
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