Khanom Jeeb (Pork and Shrimp Dumplings)


Like people the world over, Thai people have a habit of incorporating foreign dishes into their cuisine. Khanom jeeb is a Thai take on a classic Chinese dim sum dish.

six pork and shrimp dumplings on a plate with a brown dipping sauce
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


Garlic Oil:

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


  • 5 whole black peppercorns

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled

  • salt to taste

  • 2 cilantro stems, chopped

  • 5 ounces ground pork

  • 5 ounces shrimp, minced

  • 5 water chestnuts, minced

  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce

  • 1 teaspoon tapioca starch

  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 25 wonton wrappers, or as needed

Dipping Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 scallions, sliced into thin rings

  • 1 bird's eye chile, or more to taste (Optional)


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat; add minced garlic. Slowly cook garlic until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.

  2. Crush peppercorns using a mortar and pestle until powdery. Add peeled garlic and a pinch of salt; crush into a paste. Mix cilantro stems into the paste.

  3. Mix paste, pork, shrimp, water chestnuts, dark soy sauce, 1 tablespoon white sugar, fish sauce, tapioca starch, light soy sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons pork-shrimp mixture into the center of each wonton wrapper. Fold the wrapper over the filling, sealing the edges together and creating a purse-like pouch.

  4. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add wontons, cover, and steam until the filling is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

  5. Whisk rice vinegar, light soy sauce, 1 tablespoon white sugar, scallions, and bird's eye chile together in a bowl until dipping sauce is well mixed.

  6. Serve Khanom Jeeb with a drizzle of garlic oil and dipping sauce on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
11g Fat
27g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 971mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 185mg 4%

* 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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