15 BEST CHINESE DUMPLING RECIPES (2024)

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From northern specialities to Cantonese dim sum classics, this collection of tried and tested recipes showcases the most popular varieties of Chinese dumplings.

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If you’ve landed on this post, there is a good chance that you’re passionate about dumplings and looking for 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!

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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.

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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.

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3. Chicken Potstickers with a Crispy Skirt (鸡肉锅贴)

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.

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4. Sichuan Zhong Dumplings (钟水饺)

Sichuan Zhong dumplings are filled with succulent pork and seasoned with a super flavorful sauce. An absolute delight to your taste buds.

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5. Soup Dumpling, Xiao Long Bao (小笼包)

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.

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6. Vegetarian Pan-fried Dumpling (素煎饺)

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.

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7. Vegan Dumpling with Tofu Filling (豆腐煎饺)

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.

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8. Natural Coloured Dumplings (彩色饺子)

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.

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9. Har Gow, Dim Sum Shrimp Dumpling (虾饺)

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.

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10. Kimchi Dumplings (泡菜煎饺)

Intensely flavorful with a crispy crust, these pan-fried kimchi dumplings are totally worth trying. They require minimum seasonings, allowing the natural flavors of each ingredient to shine.

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11. Wonton Soup (馄饨汤)

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.

12. Sichuan Chili Oil Wonton (红油抄手)

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.

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Stuffed with a delicious pork & shrimp filling, these Cantonese-style Siu Mai have a wonderfully springy texture. This recipe uses ready-made wrappers so it’s ideal for those looking for a quick fix.

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14. Chinese Chive Pockets (韭菜盒子)

Pan-fried flat dumplings filled with fragrant Chinese chives, soft scrambled eggs and springy vermicelli noodles, these Chinese chive pockets are simply irresistible!

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15. Steamed Cabbage Roll (Dough-free dumplings)

Steamed cabbage rolls are a great alternative to traditional dumplings for people who wish to avoid flour-based wrappers. They are low-carb and very simple to make.

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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 💚!

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  • Fried Wonton, Two Ways (炸云吞)
  • Six Ways To Fold Wontons
  • Homemade Wonton Wrappers

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  1. 15 BEST CHINESE DUMPLING RECIPES (21)Lloyd Le Blanc says

    Hello,
    Love your site and have made many dishes from it. What would you suggest as an alternative to shrimp in your Shu Mai recipe? Thank you, Lloyd

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    • 15 BEST CHINESE DUMPLING RECIPES (22)Wei Guo says

      You can simply skip shrimp and make it a pork-only filling. Happy cooking!

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  2. 15 BEST CHINESE DUMPLING RECIPES (23)Allainyaha Charlene Mathews phd. says

    I haven’t made dumping in many moons from scratch. As a child we made all the time, my dad and I. As an adult with grown children we made them once or twice. My youngest son Ryian and I are going to try our hand at 3 versions today. One includes soup.

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    • 15 BEST CHINESE DUMPLING RECIPES (24)Wei Guo says

      I always love making dumplings with my family. Enjoy!

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  3. 15 BEST CHINESE DUMPLING RECIPES (25)didier sanchez says

    très bonne recettes je suis contant de pouvoir les essayer MERCI

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    • 15 BEST CHINESE DUMPLING RECIPES (26)Wei Guo says

      Je vous en prie Didier! Très content d’apprendre que vous allez les essayer.

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  4. 15 BEST CHINESE DUMPLING RECIPES (27)Lynda Steaple says

    I have tried most of your recipes and I can’t tell you how much we enjoy them!! I consider myself more than a beginner now!!! My pantry is full of the main seasonings, oils, vinegars and various soy sauces and I love learning the differences!!
    Oh how awesome you guys are!!!!

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    • 15 BEST CHINESE DUMPLING RECIPES (28)Wei Guo says

      Thank you so much Lynda for trying out my recipes. So happy to hear that you’re enjoying cooking Chinese food!

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