Chinese Pork Dumplings

These Chinese dumplings are from Liana Cafe House in Seattle's International District. They sell these traditional fried pork dumplings from a tiny takeout shop but with this recipe, you can see how to make them at home!


    • ½ cup soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Chinese chives
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    • 1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha)
    • 1 pound ground pork
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 large egg, beaten
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Chinese chives
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    • 50 dumpling wrappers
    • ½ cup vegetable oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Prepare dipping sauce: Combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, chives, sesame seeds, and chile sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Prepare dumplings: Mix pork, garlic, egg, chives, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
  3. Place a dumpling wrapper on a lightly floured work surface and spoon about 1 tablespoon of the filling in the middle.
  4. Wet the edge with a little water and crimp together forming small pleats to seal the dumpling. Repeat to form remaining dumplings.
  5. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place 8 to 10 dumplings in the pan and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side.
  6. Repeat to cook remaining dumplings, adding more oil and water for each batch.
  7. Serve dumplings with dipping sauce.

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