Serves 2 people

Prep time: 30-40 mins

Cook time: 15 mins 

Food is one of the most important elements of Lunar New Year celebrations. One of the main events throughout the week-long celebration is cooking and sharing many dishes with your family and loved ones.
Dumplings are one of the most significant dishes for this holiday, so join in on the celebrations and try out this delicious Pork Dumpling recipe. 
Bon Appetit! 


  • 1.5 lbs ground pork 
  • .5 lbs chives or cabbage (to your preference) 
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp ground white pepper 
  • 2 Tbsp sake or white cooking wine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1 pack dumpling wrappers (or make your own!) 
  • Flour (to prevent sticking)


1. To prepare the filling: Combine the ground pork, soy sauce, salt, white pepper, cooking wine, and egg and mix thoroughly to combine. Finely chop the chives or cabbage and add them to the ground pork mixture along with the corn starch. 
2. To assemble the dumplings: dust a silicone baking mat (or any work surface) with flour and prepare the dumpling wrappers so they are within reach. 
3. Scoop a spoonful of the filling in the middle of the dumpling wrapper.
4. Dip your finger in some warm water and run it along the edge of the dumpling wrapper, fold the dumpling in half and press the edges together firmly to fully seal the edges. 
5. If you don't plan on cooking the dumplings right away, you can pack them into some tupperware and place them in the freezer until you are ready to cook them. 

There are 2 ways to cook the dumplings: boiled or fried dumplings

To make boiled dumplings: 
1. Bring some water to a boil in a stew pan or large saucepan 
2. Once boiling, place the dumplings carefully into the water and stir to ensure they do not stick to the bottom of the pan
3. When the dumplings start to float, they will be done. Use a slotted spoon or a large skimmer to remove them from the water and place on a serving dish. 

To make fried dumplings: 
1. Heat up some oil in your Mineral B Carbon Steel frying pan or wok. 
2. Carefully place the dumplings in the pan and fry them for about 2 minutes without flipping or turning them.
3. Pour some water (about 1/2 cup or a little less) into the pan and cover with a lid to allow the steam to further cook the dumplings. 
4. Cook until all the water evaporates and transfer the dumplings to a serving dish. 

Serve the dumplings with a choice of soy sauce, black vinegar, hot sauce, or a sauce of your choice and enjoy!

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