We just ate our first dumplings almost a year ago and it has not taken long before it turned into one of Kai’s favorite foods.
At many of the Dumpling places you can see the cooks preparing them, so after stopping at every dumpling place to see what they are doing, we found it time to try and make dumplings ourselves. From scratch of course.
The dumpling dough is surprisingly easy to make, plain flour and just add water.
Ingredients dumpling dough:
- 2 cups/280 gram plain flour
- 2/3 cup/160 ml boiling water
- 1/4 cup/60 ml cold water
Ingredients beef dumplings filling:
- 350 g beef mince
- 1 cup finely chopped buk choy/Chinese cabbage
- 1/2 carrot, grated
- 150 gram hoisin sauce
- 2 green onions, finely sliced
- 2 tbsp chopped coriander
- ginger, peeled, grated
- 1 tsp sesame oil
Nothing too complicated here either, just mix all the ingredients together:
We have not mastered the level of Shandong mama yet, our favorite place in Melbourne to eat dumplings. Guess we just have to keep practicing…