Chinese Pork Dumplings


These Chinese dumplings are from Liana Cafe House in Seattle's International District. They sell these traditional fried pork dumplings from a tiny takeout shop but with this recipe, you can see how to make them at home!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
50 dumplings


Dipping Sauce:

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Chinese chives

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • 1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®)


  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Chinese chives

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 50 dumpling wrappers

  • ½ cup vegetable oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Prepare dipping sauce: Combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, chives, sesame seeds, and chile sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

    Dumpling dipping sauce being whisked together in a glass bowl.

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  2. Prepare dumplings: Mix pork, garlic, egg, chives, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.

    Overhead of a dumpling mixture in a green bowl.

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  3. Place a dumpling wrapper on a lightly floured work surface and spoon about 1 tablespoon of the filling in the middle.

    Dumpling wrapper with dumpling filling being spooned in.

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  4. Wet the edge with a little water and crimp together forming small pleats to seal the dumpling. Repeat to form remaining dumplings.

    Overhead of dumpling wrappers being crimped together and placed on a plate.

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  5. 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.

    Overhead of dumplings cooking on a skillet.

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  6. Pour in 1 cup of water; cover and cook until the dumplings are tender and pork is cooked through, about 5 minutes.

    Overhead of dumplings cooking in a skillet with added water.

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  7. Repeat to cook remaining dumplings, adding more oil and water for each batch.

  8. Serve dumplings with dipping sauce.

    an overhead view of Chinese pork dumplings garnished with green onions, served with a dipping sauce.

    Allrecipes Magazine

Editor's Note:

Please note the differences in the 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 (per serving)

540 Calories
25g Fat
50g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 540
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 2373mg 103%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 403mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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