From northern specialities to Cantonese dim sum classics, this collection of tried and tested recipes showcases the most popular varieties of Chinese dumplings.
If you’ve landed on this post, there is a good chance that you’re passionate about dumplings and looking for cooking inspirations. Congratulations! You’re on the right track.
Since dumplings are the single-most popular topic on my blog, I’ve curated this collection of recipes featuring classic varieties of this culinary art. They’re made with different wrappers, stuffed with various fillings; pleated in distinct patterns and cooked in different ways. But they’ve one thing in common: they’re all delicious!
Tasty and juicy filling wrapped with a pleasantly chewy skin, pork & cabbage dumplings are the most popular dumpling variety in Northern China. A classic not to be missed! This recipe demonstrations how to boil dumplings properly.
A speciality from Shannxi province, China, hot & sour beef dumpling soup showcases one of the most loved flavour combinations in that region. It wakes up your taste buds in a very exciting way.
Stuffed with a tasty, juicy filling and pan-fried to perfection, these chicken potstickers are a pleasure for both your palate and your eyes. This recipe also introduces a fool-proof folding technique.
Juicy, tender, perfectly fatty, spicy and chewy, these cumin lamb dumplings by Eat Cho Food are beautifully seasoned and perfectly pleated.
One of the finest Chinese dishes, soup dumplings are famous for their delicate skin and scrumptious soupy filling. This recipe provides many tips & a tutorial video to help you make them to a restaurant standard.
Made with bicolour wrappers, these cute dumplings are filled with a delectable vegetarian filling. This recipe shows you how to pan-fry dumplings to perfection.
These five-spice tofu stuffed vegan dumplings prove that healthy dishes can be scrumptious too. They’re served with a classic dipping sauce which will take any dumpling meal to the next level.
Visually appetizing and delectable on the palate, these colourful dumplings are dyed with natural ingredients and stuffed with pork and prawn filling. They make a perfect festive dish for special occasions.
Juicy filling wrapped by translucent skin, Har Gow (crystal shrimp dumplings) are one of the most-loved Cantonese dim sum dishes. Read this recipe to learn how to make crystal dumpling wrappers without fail.
A classic dim sum dish from Teochew, China, these pretty vegan dumplings by WoonHeng are filled with a variety of sautéed ingredients, Chinese chives and crunchy peanuts. The texture combination and flavour is so inviting!
Tasty, moist pork filling wrapped with slippery wonton skin, served in a warming chicken soup, this wonton soup is a scrumptious treat that’s easy to prepare.
One of the signature Sichuan street foods, chili oil wonton comes with an aromatic, salty and pungent sauce. It’s totally addictive! Follow this recipe to make it in 30 mins.
Stuffed with pork filling, shaped to rose-like parcels, these Siu Mai by Sift & Simmer takes the traditional dim sum classic to the next level. This recipe uses shop-bought dumpling wrappers so it’s ideal for those looking for a quick fix.
Pan-fried flat dumplings filled with fragrant Chinese chives, soft scrambled eggs and springy vermicelli noodles, these Chinese chive pockets are simply irresistible!
Stuffed with an aromatic pork filling and fried until bubbly, golden and perfectly gooey, these Ham Sui Gok by Wok & Kin offer a wonderful combination of sophisticated flavours and texture.
I hope you’ve enjoyed wandering around the world of dumplings! Let me know which variety is your favourite and why. Also, please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any question regarding a particular recipe. I’m always happy to help 💚!