How to Make Delicious Pork, Lotus Root, and Green Vegetable Dumplings at Home?

Q: Can I use other types of meat for this dumpling recipe?
A: Yes, you can substitute the pork with other meats like chicken or beef, but the flavor profile will change accordingly.

Q: How important is it to squeeze water out of the greens before adding them to the filling?
A: It’s very important to squeeze out excess water to prevent the dumpling filling from becoming too soggy and breaking the wrappers.

Q: Is there an alternative to sesame oil for the filling?
A: While sesame oil adds a distinct flavor, you can use a mild olive oil or vegetable oil as a substitute.

Pork, Lotus Root, and Green Vegetable Dumplings


  • Pork Filling: 130g
  • Lotus Root: half a section
  • Green Onions: 10g
  • Onion: 20g
  • Ginger: 2g, minced
  • Sesame Oil: 5g
  • Soy Sauce: 3 tablespoons
  • Oyster Sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Shaoxing Wine: half a tablespoon
  • White Pepper: 1g
  • Salt: 3g
  • Chicken Bouillon: a squeeze
  • Green Vegetables: 1 bunch
  • Dumpling Wrappers: 30 pieces
  1. Mix the pork filling with minced ginger, Shaoxing wine, minced green onions and onions, white pepper, chicken bouillon, and salt until well combined.
  2. Finely chop the lotus root and mix it into the pork filling.
  3. Blanch the green vegetables, squeeze out excess water, chop finely, and mix with sesame oil. Then, incorporate into the filling.
  4. Place the filling into dumpling wrappers.
  5. Fold and shape the dumplings.
  6. Boil water, add dumplings, and gently stir to prevent sticking. Once the dumplings float, cook for an additional 5 minutes. Serve hot.
  • Rich in protein from pork.
  • Lotus root provides dietary fiber and essential nutrients.
  • Green vegetables add vitamins and minerals.
  • Contains carbohydrates from dumpling wrappers.
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