Q: Can I substitute other vegetables for garlic sprouts or spinach?
A: Yes, you can use other vegetables like leeks or bok choy.
Q: What if I don’t have ham sausage?
A: You can replace ham sausage with ingredients like wood ear mushrooms or other proteins.
Q: How do I know when the dumplings are cooked perfectly?
A: The dumplings are ready when the soup turns milky white, and the dumplings look plump and nearly ready to eat.
Q: Is it necessary to add vinegar and pepper powder?
A: Adding vinegar and pepper powder enhances the sour and spicy taste, but you can adjust the quantity according to your preference.
Sour Soup Crispy Pork Dumplings
- Dumplings (your choice)
- Garlic sprouts or spinach
- Ham sausage or wood ear mushrooms
- Cherry tomatoes
- Vinegar and pepper powder to taste
- Soy sauce and sesame oil
- Oil (for cooking)
- Heat oil in a pot and sauté chopped garlic sprouts or spring onions to enhance the aroma.
- Lightly fry until fragrant, then add hot water based on experience.
- Once the water boils, add the dumplings and other ingredients like mushrooms or cherry tomatoes.
- Cook over medium heat until the soup turns white and the dumplings are nearly ready, then add crispy pork and fried sausage.
- Add vinegar, pepper powder, and a little soy sauce to adjust the sour and spicy taste.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed before the dumplings overcook.
- Finally, sprinkle with chopped garlic greens and cilantro.
- Drizzle a few drops of sesame oil, mix well, and serve hot.
- Rich in carbohydrates and proteins from dumplings and meat.
- Contains vitamins and minerals from vegetables.
- Can be high in sodium; adjust soy sauce and salt accordingly.