Taiwanese Dumplings

  • Recipe By
  • Published Aug 18th
  • Ready In3h 15m
  • Servings20
  • Calories304
A potsticker recipe direct from a Taiwanese friend.

Taiwanese Dumplings Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Taiwanese Dumplings for 20 servings:

  • 2 heads napa cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, minced
  • 1 (2 inch) piece ginger root, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 (16 ounce) packages potsticker wrappers, or more as needed

Taiwanese Dumplings Cooking Instructions

  • Prep1h 15m
  • Cook-
  • Ready In3h 15m

To cook Taiwanese Dumplings, you need about 1 hour 15 minutes of preparation time. The following are the steps to cook Taiwanese Dumplings easily:

  1. 1 Spread cabbage and cilantro over a clean dish towel. Gather up towel and squeeze out as much moisture from the cabbage as possible.
  2. 2 Transfer cabbage and cilantro to a bowl. Add pork, egg whites, jalapeno peppers, ginger, and sesame oil. Mix thoroughly with your hands. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3 Cover 2 baking sheets with waxed paper. Fill a small bowl with water.
  4. 4 Hold a potsticker wrapper in the palm of your hand. Place a tablespoonful of the pork mixture in the center. Dip a finger in water and use it to wet the edges of the wrapper. Fold up edges and pinch together to seal. Transfer dumpling to a prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining wrappers and pork mixture.
  5. 5 Freeze dumplings until firm, about 2 hours. Transfer to large resealable plastic bags.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute 2 leeks for the napa cabbages if desired. I've also made these with 1 head of napa cabbage, 1 head of bok choy, and 1 bunch of scallions. It's a great combo, too.
  • If you have any dumplings that did not seal completely or that have broken skin, do not freeze them, they'll fall apart later. Just cook those for dinner tonight instead.
  • To cook frozen dumplings, boil for about 5 minutes before pan-frying in a greased skillet over medium heat until browned on all sides. If the dumplings have not been frozen, skip the boiling step.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 304 calories; 8.3 grams of fat; 40.6 grams of carbohydrates; 15.6 grams of protein; 35 milligrams of cholesterol; 426 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 7th 2017

    Yum yummm!

  2. Mar 13th 2017

    These were good! They were not quite as flavorful as another recipe I made along with these BUT i liked the cilantro/jalapeno in these and I liked that you browned them on all side. These de ...