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Steamed Dumplings

   

Steamed Dumplings

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I love making steamed dumplings (蒸饺) or pot stickers (jiao zi/饺子). Not only are they delicious, they are fun to make, especially the wrapping part. You can gather your friends and loved ones to wrap the dumplings together for some special bonding time. These dumplings are steamed using the traditional dim sum style bamboo steamer, but if you don’t have one you can just steam them on a plate. During Chinese New Year, dumplings are a symbol of prosperity and wealth as they resemble ingots or little money purses.

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How to wrap pot stickers/dumplings (Step-by-Step)
How to wrap Chinese potsticker (dumpling) Place a piece of dumpling skin on the palm of your hand. Scoop 1/2 tbsp of dumpling filling onto the centre of the skin.
How to wrap Chinese potsticker (dumpling) Add a few pieces of chopped prawns.
How to wrap Chinese potsticker (dumpling) Dab your finger in water and wet the edges of the skin with your moist finger.
How to wrap Chinese potsticker (dumpling) Fold the dumpling in half to form a half-crescent shape.
How to wrap Chinese potsticker (dumpling) Starting from one end and with slightly moist fingers, pleat the edges towards the centre. Repeat with the other end.
How to wrap Chinese potsticker (dumpling) Tip: While wrapping the dumplings, cover the dumpling skins in a clean and moist kitchen towel to avoid them from drying out.
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How to steam dumplings (Step-by-Step)
steaming jiao zi Arrange blanched cabbage such that there are still exposed holes at the bottom so that steam can enter the basket. Place dumplings on the cabbage without them touching one another.
steaming jiao zi Wet the steaming cloth and wring lightly. Drape the cloth over the dumplings to prevent condensed steam from dripping onto the dumplings.
steaming jiao zi Cover with lid then fold in the 4 corners of the cloth over the lid to prepare for steaming
                                           

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27 Responses to “Steamed Dumplings”

  1. masterofboots — January 26, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    I made dumplings yesterday too! But yours look so much better, haha. My wrapping didn’t have the nice pleats because I didn’t know how to do it. Now I do!

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    • wiffy replied: — January 27th, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

      Hope you enjoy this recipe. Thanks and Happy New Year! :D

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  2. Little Inbox — January 26, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

    Happy Chinese New Year! I love eating dumpling than making dumpling, hehe…

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  3. daphne — January 26, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    ooo.. I would love a bite of this one today! It looks very juicy-and you have been very generous with the filling!

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  4. mycookinghut — January 27, 2012 @ 3:19 am

    Lovely dumplings! I just want to make some and enjoy some now!

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  5. Ammon — January 27, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    Those dumplings look delicious. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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  6. Wandering Chopsticks — January 30, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    Those look so pretty. I can’t fold dumplings well, they always look all mangled.

    Happy New Year!

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  7. Sweet Tooth — February 18, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    do you make your own wanton wrapper too? could you teach me how? i always end up with a thick wrapper and it isn’t so pleasant when it’s cook, kind of gummy

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  8. jo — February 18, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    Awesome recipe Wiffy! I love dumplings.

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  9. Anna Lee — January 8, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    I love dumplings and looking forward to make for Chinese New Year. May I know where do you get the dumpling skins?

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    • wiffy replied: — January 9th, 2013 @ 11:56 am

      Hi, they are just random ready-made skins I bought from NTUC :)

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  10. PC — February 24, 2014 @ 11:43 pm

    Hi, can these dumplings be deep-fried as well? Thanks.

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