Pork and Chives Dumplings

Dumplings are typical Chinese appetizers, mostly used in Northern China. They can be eaten any time during the day and can also serve as ingredients in soups and ramen preparations…

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 1 cup ground pork
  • 8 wonton wrappers
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • 1/2 tbsp rice wine
  • 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • salt & white pepper


  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients for the filling: ground pork, thinly chopped chives, salt, soy sauce, sesame oil, corn starch, rice wine (or sake) and white pepper
  • Mix well until fully blended and refrigerate for 20 minutes
  • Lay out the wrappers, add the pork filling (1 full tablespoon for each wrapper), placing it in the center of the wrapper
  • Fold the dumpling over to form a half-moon shape
  • Finish by closing and sealing the dumpling with your index and thumb, by pressing the edges; repeat for each dumpling
  • Bring the water to a boil in a deep saucepan
  • Gently drop the pork dumplings into the boiling water and cook until the dumplings float to the top (about 3 minutes)
  • Remove the dumplings with a slotted spoon and serve immediately!

Best Served With

Chinese sweet and sour sauce or your favorite dipping sauce

Tips from the Chef

  • Use only fresh chives or spring onions
  • You can steam dumplings, if you prefer, instead of boiling them