Monday, February 8, 2021

Vegan Dumpling Recipe

During my recent Virtual Dumpling Party, a guest asked about vegetarian or meatless version of Chinese dumpling. There so many recipes out on the internet. I said I would create one and share it with her.

Whenever I feel like cooking some meatless dish, I look for what I can find in the refrigerator. I don't necessarily buying specific ingredients during my weekly grocery run.
  • Question: Can you replace meat with tofu?
  • Answer: Yes. But I normally use defrosted frozen tofu to create meat texture. Fresh soft tofu is mushy and fresh hard tofu is hard to mix with other vegetables. (recipe coming soon)
Vegan Dumplings made for Pot Stickers


1 cup Black Fungus 黑木耳, finely chopped
1 cup Napa Cabbage 大白菜, finely chopped
1 cup Mushrooms, chopped (shitake mushroom is ideal, but any mushroom works)
1/2 tablespoon cooking oil to sauté mushroom
1/2 teaspoon Ginger, Minced
1/2 teaspoon Garlic, Minced
1/2 tablespoon Scallions, Minced
1/2 teaspoon Sesame Oil
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper

Basic Savory for Dumplings

  1. Sauté chopped mushrooms in oil over medium heat until soften
  2. Remove from heat. Let cool and mix with all other ingredients.
  3. Assemble with defrosted dumpling wrappers. Follow instruction on package.
  4. You can pan fry like pot stickers or boil as dumplings, depends on quality of dumpling wrapper. If hard to fold and seal, cook them as pot stickers instead.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Post your comments below. Thank you.