How to Make Sour Soup Crispy Pork Dumplings: A Step-by-Step Guide

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
  • Cilantro
  • Vinegar and pepper powder to taste
  • Soy sauce and sesame oil
  • Oil (for cooking)
  1. Heat oil in a pot and sauté chopped garlic sprouts or spring onions to enhance the aroma.
  2. Lightly fry until fragrant, then add hot water based on experience.
  3. Once the water boils, add the dumplings and other ingredients like mushrooms or cherry tomatoes.
  4. Cook over medium heat until the soup turns white and the dumplings are nearly ready, then add crispy pork and fried sausage.
  5. Add vinegar, pepper powder, and a little soy sauce to adjust the sour and spicy taste.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed before the dumplings overcook.
  7. Finally, sprinkle with chopped garlic greens and cilantro.
  8. Drizzle a few drops of sesame oil, mix well, and serve hot.
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  • 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.