Japanese Pork Dumplings Recipe

Japanese Pork Dumplings picture


Preparation Time1 Hr 40 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In1 Hr 50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings10
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Flour3 Cup (48 tbs), sifted
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Pork1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked and diced
 Bean sprouts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Water chestnuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
 Scallions1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
 Watercress1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
 Soy sauce2 Tablespoon
 Dried ground chili peppers1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 175 Calories from Fat 12

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g2%

Saturated Fat 0.31 g1.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 15.8 mg

Sodium 378.3 mg15.8%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 1.3 g5.3%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 10 g19.1%

Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 2.8%

Calcium 1.2% Iron 12.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a bowl, sift flour and salt, add water slowly, mixing until a stiff dough is formed.
2) Knead for few more minutes, cover with a bowl and let is rest for 80 minutes.
3) In a large saucepan, bring water to boil, add salt and let it simmer.

4) In another bowl, mix together the pork, beansprouts, water chestnuts, scallions, watercress, soy sauce and chili peppers.
5) Add seasoning to taste.
6) Roll out the dough as thin as passible.
7) Cut it into 3 X 2 inch pieces.

8) Spread the thin dough sheets on the working table.
9) Place a teaspoon of mixture on the middle of each sheet and fold.
10) Seal the edges with a little water.
11) Cook in boiling salted water for 10 minutes and drain.

12) Can be served in soups or lightly browned in butter and serve hot as appetizer.
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