Simple easy pork dumpling

This is a simple yet delicious dish that you can whip up within half an hour. I used to make this for my children’s afternoon tea after school.

You can add whatever ingredients you like to this dish. Firstly, you have a choice to purchase your minced meat from the butcher directly, or you can make your own pork mince. I tend to make my own mince pork; however, for this recipe, use pre minced pork.

Here is what you need.


Ingredients A:

Half kilo pork neck/shoulder – minced
Handful of garlic chives (optional)
5 prawns – minced
1 egg
1 tsp corn flour
1 tsp soy sauce
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
1 tsp of garlic oil
2-4 Tbsp cooking oil
1/2 cup water

B: 1 Packet of gow gee or wonton wrapper (from Chinese grocery shops)

Simple Easy pork dumpling


  1. Mix ingredients A (except water and oil) and stir well.
  2. Place one teaspoon mixture onto the gow gee wrapper and fold. Do the same for the remaining mixture.
  3. Add oil in either a non stick pan or cast iron pan.
  4. Place dumplings in pan on medium heat once the pan is hot.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes on low – medium heat, turning the dumplings every 1 minute until the dumpling is slightly “burnt” / browned on both sides.
  6. **Once both sides of the dumplings are slightly browned, add water into the pan. Immediately place a lid over the pan to avoid hot steam and water from splashing and gushing out of the pan.
  7. After 5 seconds, lift the lid slightly to let out some of the steam.
  8. Close the lid again and “boil” the dumpling for another 2-3 minutes until the water has evaporated, or until dumplings are cooked.
  9. Serve hot.

Number of people: 2 – 4 (about 20 dumplings)
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Connection tip:

  • Ask your children what ingredients they would like to add to the dumplings.
  • Get your children to help you with the folding of the dumplings.

Enjoy this simple dish with your family. If you have tried it, I would love to hear your feedback.

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