How to make Chinese vegetables?
Happy Summer everyone! Woohoo!
In celebrating the start of my favorite season, I propose that let’s make some DUMPLINGS together.
Because it’s vegetarian. That’s right, I am talking about a meatless dumpling recipe that will probably help you get in shape just in time for the beach! Heck, if you want, this recipe can also be easily turned into a vegan recipe (see notes below).
Before you quickly dismiss the recipe because it’s vegetarian, let me just tell you that these dumplings are absolutely delicious! So tasty that even a diehard pork dumpling guy like me could chow down a dozen of these without missing a bit of meat!
But you won’t believe me until you actually try them, right?
The ingredients used in this recipe are my favorite combination but you can certainly add/substitute in other ingredients such as corn kernels, chopped carrots, other type of mushroom, and etc.
As I mentioned earlier, you can readily make these dumplings vegan friendly. Just substitute the eggs with additional tofu and mushroom or other additional ingredients you care.
As a friendly forewarning, the folding of these dumplings will be a little trickier than that of normal meat filling as the vegetable filling is less smooth and paste-like. If you are new to making dumplings, I’d suggest you preparing additional dumpling wrappers as you might want to reduce the amount of filling used for each dumpling to make it easier to fold.
Lastly I need to give credits to Mrs. YiReservation who happily lent her hands and demonstrated how to make these pretty dumplings called willow leaf dumplings. It’s more advanced than the other folding method shared in the pork chive dumpling recipe but you’ll do just fine if following the detailed step-by-step instruction found in recipe area.
Without further ado, I proudly present my favorite vegetable dumpling recipe. If you are interested in seeing other kinds of dumplings, please also check out this dumpling restaurant review.
Chinese Vegetable Dumplings
Make these super delicious Chinese Vegetable Dumplings following this step-by-step recipe at yireservation.com.
- 1 lb Chinese chives
- 1/2 block or 8oz of firm tofu
- 5 fresh or re-constituted shiitake mushroom
- 2 bunch green bean vermicelli
- 2 one-inch ginger slice
- 3 large eggs
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1.5 tbsp table salt
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp corn starch
- 1 tsp white pepper powder
- 1/2 tsp five-spice powder
- 1 pkg / 1lb dumpling wrappers or about 40 homemade dumpling wrappers