Dumpling bonanza! – Home

Quick post since I have to leave the house really quickly!

KODO taiko members are visiting the community center for a pot luck tonight  I originally wanted to make some vietnamese style spring rolls for some healthy but someone else got the same idea hahah XD

I decided to make fried dumplings: vegetarian style and pork.

You can see the recipe for the vegetarian ones over at one of my favourite blogs, No Recipes: http://norecipes.com/blog/vegetarian-gyoza-potstickers/

To make them really vegan-friendly though, I omitted the egg. I also didn’t have cabbage handy so I used nappa cabbage. After tasting it though, I definitely think 3 shiitake mushrooms is NOT enough since it tasted like I was only eating quinoa. Even after adding 5 of them, the ratio of quinoa to mushroom was too much. Next time I’ll probably half the quinoa, double the mushrooms and maybe up the garlic/onion depending on how it tasted then.

The pork dumplings were made with minced pork, shiitake mushrooms, 4 stalks of green onions, garlic, salt and pepper. My dad helped me fry them since I was short on time today. He prefers just crisping the bottom side of the dumplings before steaming while I like frying the two sides. Still not a super good dumpling maker yet but at least I don’t think I had any open ones :D

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The vegetarian dumplings!

All those dumplings…. x_x

too much quinoa! but still tasty :)

Phew, off to get ready now! Check out KODO taiko drummers in the meantime! If you’re in Montreal, I encourage you to check out the Kaguyahime ballet. They’ll be playing there more as support musicians but still incredible nonetheless!

 

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10 thoughts on “Dumpling bonanza! – Home

  1. mrszeg October 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm Reply

    All those dumplings…looks heavenly!

    • kashi00 October 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm Reply

      Haha thank you! They’re really easy to make and freeze pretty well for a quick meal :D

      • mrszeg October 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

        There are never leftovers to freeze in our house. I haven’t mastered folding them as nicely as you!

      • kashi00 October 17, 2012 at 9:35 pm

        Haha well I usually only cook for myself and with winter coming, I get pretty lazy ;D

        I love your home recipes on your blog though! Looking to try some pumpkin related ones since I’ve never cooked it :)

      • mrszeg October 18, 2012 at 12:03 am

        Thanks so much! There will be more pumpkin recipes coming, I Have tons of it!

  2. alittlefish October 15, 2012 at 10:44 am Reply

    looks amazing! I’m not a big fan of dumplings, but maybe that’s because I haven’t had amazing ones yet. I’d like to make more at home one day, maybe have a dumplings party haha.

    • kashi00 October 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm Reply

      I’d be all up for a dumpling party! XD We should make some when you get back :3
      I’ve been thinking about learning to make xiao long bao (soup filled dumplings) though… is there anyone you know who might be able to give you a recipe/instructions how to make them?

      • alittlefish October 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm

        IF there isn’t, we can always Google one haha. I don’t really like xiao long bao because the soup always ends up burning my tongue :P maybe if we made some with extra shiitake mushrooms, it’d be delicious haha

      • kashi00 October 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm

        You have to nibble the dumpling skin, then drink the soup! Not just munch on it hahaha

        I figured becuase you’re like in the home country where XLB were invented, you’d be able to get an authentic recipe for it because I REALLY WANNA MAKE SOME

        Also any moon cake recipe/instructions?

      • alittlefish October 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

        I’ll look into finding recipes. As for mooncakes, the people who invited us gave us the recipe. I just didn’t know enough Chinese to understand anything they said other than Glutinous Rice Flour.

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