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Monday, June 13, 2011

Chinese Dumplings with Soba 日本面条与饺子

Many people including foreigners love chinese dumplings, it can be in soups, deep fired, pan fried or even steam. I will never get bored with dumpling which ever way is prepared. You may make your own dumpling skin or just buy from hypermarkets.

Follow the instruction of the package of the soba to cook the noodles, drain and put into serving bowls add in cooked veges of your choice. Pour in the anchovies soup.


Don't you agree this is real mouth watery and drooling?





Dipping sauce is very important in dumpling dishes.

Recipe for the filling

Choice on ingredients for the fillings are up to yr liking. The list can go on and on; minced chicken or pork meat, shrimp, chinese cabbages, leek, 'kuchai' celery, carrot, chinese mushroom, wood fugus, water chestnut and etc etc.
For this time around the ingredients I used are minced pork, chinese mushroom (soak and diced), chopped carrot, chopped 'kuchai, chopped celery and some minced ginger. Mix all together with pepper, 1 tsp of sesame oil, 1 tsp onion/garlic oil, salt and fish sauce to taste.
combine and mix till the fillings is sticking. Chilled in the fridge for 1/2 hr. Use the dumpbling skin and wrap the filling as shown the video.

You may boil the dumplings in soups with anchovies base or chicken broth or you may pan-fry the dumplings, all is up to your preference.

As for the dumplings skin I bought them at Tesco hypermarkets, save me work for preparing the skin. hehe....
Or you prefer to make your own, here is the recipe

1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup water
some cooking oil

Method

  1. Combine and knead the ingredients into a dough. Put dough onto a floured surface and knead for few minutes.
  2. Knead into nice consistency, wrap and rest with plastic loosely for at least 10 minutes or more.
  3. Roll the dough into strips and cut the strips the size of 20 cents coin and roll and flatten into round shape. It's ready to use.
I never make my own dumplings skin, so i really don't know how is the texture, may be you can advice me, thank you in advice.

Dipping sauce

Put some thinly sliced young ginger with black vinegar, soya sauce and chilli oil.



video

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