Dumplings are my favorite comfort food and making one is definitely a culinary adventure. It’s actually not difficult to make, plus you can make batches of it and just store it in the freezer for days or a week until they’re ready for consumption.
Last weekend, I made my own dumplings and chose a recipe I read in my favorite food magazine Yummy. It’s supposed to be a Filipino style Japanese gyoza. But I’m craving for crispy fried dumplings so I decided to just tweak the style a little bit.
It’s fairly easy to make ‘coz all you’ll need for the filling are: 1 cup ground pork, 1 cup ground chicken, 2 cups chopped cabbage, half a cup of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper, which I just mixed in a bowl.
Just fill each dumpling wrapper (you can buy packs of these easily at grocery stores) with 1 teaspoon of the meat mixture. Brush sides with beaten egg and seal with a fork or just press the sides gently with your fingers. Then deep fry.
If you can’t consume it all right away, you can store the dumplings in the freezer until you’re ready for it again.
And for the honey-sesame dipping sauce, all you need is to whisk together 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons soy sayce, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, and 2 tablespoons sesame oil.