Auspicious Steamed Dumplings

By The Weekly  , ,

February 12, 2018

0 0 5 0

Dumplings symbolise new beginnings for the new year, and eating this delicacy with your family ushers in good fortune and happiness for everyone! 

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 15 Dumplings


200 g pork mince

2 green onions, finely chopped

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp toasted sunflower kernels

2 tsps sesame oil

1 tsp grated ginger

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp white pepper

15 gow gee or steamed dumpling wrappers (round)


2 tbsps soy sauce

2 tbsps red wine vinegar

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 small red chilli, finely sliced


1Line a bamboo steamer basket with baking paper.

2In a bowl, combine all ingredients except wrappers and mix well.

3Top each wrapper with a heaped teaspoon of filling. Brush edges with water and pleat around filling, leaving a 1-cm gap in centre.

4VINEGAR SOY DRESSING In a bowl, combine all ingredients.

5Working in 2 batches, place dim sum in a single layer in basket. Place over a wok of gently simmering water and cover tightly with lid. Steam 5 to 7 mins each until cooked through. Serve hot with dressing.

Text & Photo: John Paul Urizar/