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Old 04-15-2008, 09:56 AM   #11
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Here's my recipe for jiaozi, which can be used for pot stickers. The meat filling can be a combination of whatever you like, chicken, shrimp, chives, etc. The only thing is to make sure there's at least a bit of fat content in a meat filling or else you'll run the risk of a very dry (and probably not so good) dumpling.

As far as dipping sauce, that can be pretty much whatever you like. Since my grandparents were from northern China, they tend to like soy and vinegar based dipping sauce, lots of garlic and just a bit of heat. I often get yellow mustard and garlic chili paste along with the soy at dim sum restaurants here in CA.

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Old 04-15-2008, 02:42 PM   #12
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This sounds AMAZING. I was going to do Potstickers and dumplings and things for a dinner party this weekend, and planned on using my normal recipe. But I think I'll use this instead! I'll let you know how they turn out.

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Old 04-15-2008, 03:04 PM   #13
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Thank you ALL for the suggestions and idea and recipes.

I'll try lettuce leaves or cabbage leaves to line the bamboo steamer to see if that works better.
Ours were made with wonton wrappers but all gathered up toward the top, scrunched together toward the tips. We got better at making them both look nice and more uniform as we approached the end of the second batch. My son (17) loved them.
At 4 am I woke up, and there were two little dumplings calling me from the fridge, and the sauce was even better after sitting a while. (the ginger garlic one)mmmmmm ~Blissful
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:22 PM   #14
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Potstickers are a half-moon shape and are either steamed or fried. On a chinese take-out menu, they are usually referred to as DUMPLINGS, then you have the choice of either steamed or fried, usually about $4.95 for six. :-)
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:41 AM   #15
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I think what I made would be called shumai but I don't have enough experience with even eating them to know for sure. The names of the types of diim sum, are very unfamiliar to me.

The extra filling I had made, I cooked it, added green onions (more), more ginger and garlic, diced celery and carrot, then scrambled a few eggs and added it to rice. Seasoned it with some soy, and it was a wonderful lunch of pork fried rice. ~Bliss
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:31 PM   #16
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Jeekinz, that's almost my exact recipe, the photo too. But ANDY, I'm going to work at making mine look that those. They are BEAUTIFUL.
I make a dipping sauce of:
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp. Miran
1 tsp. Chili Oil
1/2 tsp. Sesame Oil
1 scallion (the middle section - some green,some white) finely
sliced on diagonal.

Whisk all together.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:21 AM   #17
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Hey-- Just wanted to update everybody on that dumpling recipe I used. These came out AMAZING. I used low-fat ground pork and steamed them in a lettuce-lined bamboo steamer for about 15 minutes, and they were perfect. Really flavorful and a lot better than my other recipe. These will definitely replace that one!
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:25 PM   #18
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1 package won-ton wrapper
1/2 pound ground pork, turkey or beef, OR chopped chicken, shrimp. or tofu
3 chopped scallion
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp chopped water chestnut or bamboo shoot, or bean sprout, or any combination of same
2 Tbs soy sauce Maybe use light soy sauce for chicken or shrimp
2 egg whitse, slightly beaten
1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
2 Tbs cornstarch dissolved in 5 Tbs rice wine or sherry
peanut oil for frying
3 cups chicken stock

Brown pork, beef, or turkey until dry and crumbly, or cook well chopped chicken, shrimp, or tofu in frying pan or wok. Place in bowl with chopped cabbage, scallion, ginger, water chestnut, soy sauce, egg white, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic, red pepper, cornstarch and rice wine or sherry. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Place tablespoon of filling on each won-ton wrapper and fold into triangle, or if you want be fancy, fold corners toward middle Pinch edges together tightly, and use fork tines to seal. Heat two inches peanut oil in frying pan or pot, put dumpling in hot oil seam side up, and cook until browned lightly on bottom. Take pan off heat and slowly add chicken stock to cover. Place back on heat and poach until wonton wrapper are almost transparent, then remove to paper towel to drain. Serve with dipping sauces below.


1 Tbs chili oil
1 tsp white vinegar
1 Tbs soy sauce
Mix together in bowl and serve

4 tbs Soy sauce
2 tbs Peanut butter
1 tbs Honey
2 tsp White vinegar
1/8 tsp Garlic powder
2 tsp Sesame oil
1/8 tsp hot sauce
1/8 tsp Pepper
Whisk all ingredients together in bowl until combine, this may take long time, and serve

2 cup soy sauce
2 cup sugar
1/2 cup rice wine
3/4 tsp minced garlic
Bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 5 minute. Add juice and zest of 1 lemon. Cool and serve.

1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup water
2 tbs sugar
salt to taste
1 tbs cornstarch dissolve in 2 tbs water
Combine all ingredients except corn starch mixture in pan and bring to boil. Add cornstarch mixture, return to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until desired thickness. Cool and serve.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:40 AM   #19
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MMM, now I have to try that dipping sauce with the peanut butter, that sounds good too!
I think I might try to make my own wrappers from dough, just to see how I do with them. thank you for all the input! ~Bliss
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:08 AM   #20
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just clarifying

Source : Wikipedia + im chinese

1.Are these from the same ethnic traditions?
potstickers -They're known as Guo Tie(锅贴)
and yes, they are both of chinese origin

2.Are they the same on the inside or different?
dim sum is not a single dish, it refers to a variety of dishes

3.Are the dipping sauces the same or different?
refer to 2.

4.I understand that the steaming of the dim sum is quite different from the technique of frying, steaming and frying of the pot stickers, can you give me any advice about technique?
refer to 2.

5.I have ground chicken and ground pork, cabbage, green and yellow onion, ginger, wonton wrappers, large selection of herbs/spices and condiments. I want to cook something tonight. Where do I begin?
I cant cook; i'm just here to clarify things

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