Monday, February 25, 2013

Chinese Dumplings

On Sunday Lex, Peter and I went to Fuqin's house to make Chinese dumplings. 
We had an excited time making them and thanks to Fuqin for chopping up all the amazing ingredients, and to Peter and his Mum who made the beautifully smooth dough! 

Black mushroom finely chopped
Ginger finely chopped
Chinese cabbage finely chopped
green prawns, deveined and peeled, finely chopped
pork mince
Chive finely chopped
Tofu finely chopped
Scrambled egg (firm) finely chopped

Sesame Oil
Olive Oil
Soy Sauce
Sambal Olek

Store bought wonton wrappers from Dickson Asian Grocery

Peter's Mum's famous home-made dumpling dough

A taste test was in order to check the seasoning.

Making them was really fun; sitting around the table wrapping each little precious parcel up.
Each one I wrapped I put a little laughter into, a little strength, and a little love.
Three things that life must have!
They require a firm squeeze to seal them.

Peter cooked our first batch with a little olive oil and a little water - shallow frying for about 10 minutes to make them crispy and hot. We dipped these in chilli and soy sauce.

Then Fuqin made a nice broth with our wontons in it.

I can't wait to make them again!

Thankyou lovely friends for the nice time and food we shared.

Next we plan to make Steamed Pork Buns and maybe some kind of duck.


  1. WoW, looks amazing! Will we get the secret family recipe for the pastry? I'd be keen to learn how to make Char Sui Bao.

  2. Yummo! Looking forward to sampling them tomorrow.
    I might get in early because I am supposed to be in a meeting at 10:00.