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In Seattle's International District, Liana Cafe House sells traditional Chinese pork dumplings from a tiny takeout shop. See how to make them at home.

Recipe Summary

1 hr
1 hr 20 mins
20 mins
50 dumplings


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 1/2 cup soy sauce, rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon chives, sesame seeds, and chile sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Mix pork, garlic, egg, 2 tablespoons chives, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Place a dumpling wrapper on a lightly floured work surface and spoon about 1 tablespoon of the filling in the middle. Wet the edge with a little water and crimp together forming small pleats to seal the dumpling. Repeat with remaining dumpling wrappers and filling.

  • Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place 8 to 10 dumplings in the pan and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Pour in 1 cup of water, cover and cook until the dumplings are tender and the pork is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Repeat for remaining dumplings. Serve with soy sauce mixture for dipping.

Editor's Note:

Please note the differences in recipe name, ingredient amounts, and filling options when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Filling Variations as Featured in Allrecipes Magazine, February-March 2022:

Shrimp Filling: Stir together 8 ounces finely chopped fresh shrimp, 1/4 cup chopped water chestnuts, 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon finely chopped Chinese chives or chives, 1 tablespoon less-sodium soy sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger, and 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil in a bowl.

Mushroom-Tofu Filling: Cook 3/4 cup chopped shiitake or button mushrooms in a large skillet over medium heat until all liquid has evaporated and mushrooms are tender. Cool. Transfer to a bowl and mix with 1/3 cup pressed and chopped extra-firm tofu, 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon Chinese chives or chives, 1 tablespoon less-sodium soy sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, and 1/4 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice.

Nutrition Facts

540 calories; protein 27.7g; carbohydrates 50.2g; fat 24.6g; cholesterol 103.2mg; sodium 2372.9mg. Full Nutrition