How to Make Delicious Chicken Broth Crystal Dumplings at Home?

Q: Can I use vegetable oil instead of lard for frying the dumplings?
A: Yes, you can use vegetable oil as a healthier alternative for frying.

Q: What if I don’t have “Tai Tai Le” fresh chicken broth?
A: You can substitute it with any available chicken broth or chicken bouillon for flavor.

Q: Is it necessary to add oyster sauce to the filling?
A: Oyster sauce adds a unique flavor, but you can skip it or replace it with soy sauce if unavailable.

Chicken Broth Crystal Dumplings


  • Chinese cabbage, 500g
  • Green onion and ginger, a small amount
  • Sesame oil, 50g
  • Mixed lean and fatty pork mince, 500g
  • "Tai Tai Le" fresh chicken broth, 1 spoon
  • Oyster sauce, 1 spoon
  • Cornstarch, 1 spoon
  • Dumpling wrappers, as needed
  1. Prepare all ingredients.
  2. Add ginger, green onion, oyster sauce, and "Tai Tai Le" fresh chicken broth to the pork mince for seasoning.
  3. Mix in finely chopped Chinese cabbage.
  4. Place filling on a dumpling wrapper.
  5. Pinch the edges of the dumpling on both sides to seal.
  6. Repeat until all dumplings are wrapped.
  7. Heat a small amount of oil in a pan, and add the dumplings.
  8. Fry until the bottom of the dumplings are golden brown.
  9. Pour in a mixture of cornstarch and water.
  10. Fry until the dumplings form a crispy layer, known as 'ice flowers.'
  11. Transfer the dumplings to a plate for serving.
  • Calories: Moderate
  • Protein: High
  • Carbohydrates: Moderate
  • Fats: Moderate (can vary with the type of meat and oil used)
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