How to Make Delicious Homemade Dumplings: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I substitute the pork in the recipe?
A: Yes, you can substitute the pork with chicken, beef, or a vegetarian alternative.

Q: How do I ensure my dumplings don’t fall apart while cooking?
A: Make sure the edges of the dumpling wrappers are sealed tightly and avoid overcrowding the pot when boiling.

Q: Is it necessary to use five-spice powder in the filling?
A: Five-spice powder adds a unique flavor, but it can be omitted or substituted with other spices according to your preference.

Homemade Pork and Cabbage Dumplings


  • Cabbage: 1 head
  • Pork: 400g
  • Flour: 500g
  • Green Onions: 2
  • Ginger: 1 small piece
  • Salt: 1 tablespoon
  • Light Soy Sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Oyster Sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar: 1 teaspoon
  • Five-Spice Powder: a pinch
  • Garlic (for dipping sauce): to taste
  • Rice Vinegar (for dipping sauce): to taste
  1. Prepare the ingredients.
  2. Mix flour with 260g of water to form a dough. Rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Grind the pork into mince. Chop the cabbage finely and squeeze out excess water. Mince green onions and ginger.
  4. Add green onions, ginger, and light soy sauce to the pork mince.
  5. Mix in oyster sauce, salt, and five-spice powder. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  6. Combine the marinated pork with cabbage, add sugar and 2 tablespoons of cooking oil, and mix well to create the filling.
  7. Roll out the dough to make dumpling wrappers.
  8. Fill the wrappers with the prepared filling and fold them into dumplings.
  9. Boil the dumplings in water. For pork fillings, add cold water three times during boiling.
  10. In a small bowl, mix minced garlic, light soy sauce, and rice vinegar for the dipping sauce.
  11. Serve the hot dumplings with the dipping sauce.
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  • High in protein from pork.
  • Contains carbohydrates from flour and vegetables.
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals from cabbage and green onions.
  • Adjustable fat content based on the amount of oil used.