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Pork & Chive Chinese Dumplings Recipe 猪肉韭菜饺子

Discover the cultural richness and culinary heritage of Pork & Chive Dumplings, a beloved dish passed down through generations of Malaysian Chinese tradition. Originating from my time in Malaysia, these dumplings reflect the fusion of flavors and techniques that define Malaysian Chinese cuisine. The combination of tender pork, fragrant chives, and aromatic seasonings encapsulated in delicate wrappers showcases the meticulous attention to detail and the artistry involved in creating these delectable dumplings. Join me on a journey to explore the cultural significance and nostalgic flavors of this cherished recipe that continues to bring joy and connection to family gatherings and everyday meals alike.

Why Pork & Chive Dumplings?

Pork & Chive Dumplings are a quintessential part of Chinese culinary culture, enjoyed for their comforting flavors and versatility. The combination of savory pork, fragrant chives, and aromatic seasonings creates a harmonious blend that tantalizes the taste buds. Whether steamed, boiled, or pan-fried, these dumplings are sure to satisfy cravings and bring joy to any mealtime gathering.

Pork & Chive Chinese Dumplings Recipe 猪肉韭菜饺子

Recipe by HankerieCourse: Appetizers, MainCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Medium


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  • For Filling
  • 300g lean pork loin (cut)

  • 100g Shrimp, cleaned

  • 120g Chinese chives, chopped

  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp Light Soy sauce

  • 1 tsp Oyster sauce

  • few drops of Maggie Sauce

  • 1 egg

  • few drops of Fish Sauce

  • 1/4 tsp Sesame oil

  • Pinch of Pepper & Five Spice

  • 1 tsp Chinese ShaoXing Wine

  • 1/4 tsp Japanese Mirin

  • 1/4 tsp of ABC Sweet Soy Sauce

  • Handful White Sesame Seeds

  • For Dumpling
  • 1 pack Dumpling Wrapper

  • Corn starch & warm water


  • Prepare the filling by mixing pork stripes/minced, chopped shrimp, minced garlic, chopped Chinese chives, all sauces, sesame oil, salt, pepper and 1 egg in a bowl. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Take a small spoonful of the filling and place it in the center of a dumpling wrapper.
  • Moisten the edges of the wrapper with water and fold the wrapper in half, pressing the edges together to seal. You can pleat the edges for a decorative touch if desired.
  • Repeat with the remaining filling and wrappers until all the filling is used.
  • Place the dumplings in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined steamer basket, making sure they are not touching each other.
  • Bring water to a boil in the steamer pot. Once boiling, place the steamer basket over the pot and cover.
  • Steam the dumplings for about 8-10 minutes, or until the filling is cooked through and the wrappers are translucent.
  • Carefully remove the steamer basket from the pot and let the dumplings cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve the dumplings with soy sauce, vinegar, and chili oil for dipping, if desired. Enjoy your homemade steamed pork, shrimp, and chive dumplings!

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  • Filling Consistency: Ensure the pork filling is well-seasoned and evenly distributed to enhance flavor in every bite.
  • Cooking Methods: Experiment with different cooking methods such as steaming or pan-frying for varied textures and flavors.

Embrace Tradition in Your Kitchen

Making Pork & Chive Dumplings is not just about preparing a meal but also celebrating cultural heritage and the joy of homemade cooking. Gather your loved ones and embark on this culinary adventure together, creating memories and savoring the satisfaction of crafting delicious dumplings from scratch.

Enjoy the process of making and savoring Pork & Chive Dumplings, and let them become a beloved addition to your culinary repertoire. Dive into the flavors of Chinese cuisine and experience the joy of homemade dumplings with every bite.