Vegetable Dumplings

Vegetarian version of these typical Chinese appetizers. Try them also in a warm soup or ramen… delicious!

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 8 wonton wrappers
  • 1/2 spring onion
  • 2 cups fresh green cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • salt & black pepper


  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients for the filling: chopped (or julienned) carrots, shredded cabbage, thinly sliced green onions, salt, fish sauce, sesame oil, rice wine (sake or Chinese one) and white pepper
  • Stir well and refrigerate for 15 minutes
  • Lay out the wrappers and add the 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
  • Steam the dumplings in your (bamboo) steamer for 6-8 minutes and enjoy!

Best Served With

Chinese sweet and sour sauce or your favorite dipping sauce

Tips from the Chef

  • Do not overfill the dumplings or they will not close properly
  • Place some parchment paper on the bottom of your steamer for better results