Pork & Chive Dumplings

Find out for yourself why this recipe is a best seller

These wontons from Destination Dumplings are called "the classic," and for good reason. Not only are they the best seller at chef Tristan Chin-Fatt's New York spot, but the recipe was passed down to the chef by his mother-in-law, who was born and raised in southeast China. It's the perfect example of how simple ingredients can come together to create something both familiar and exciting all at once. You can enjoy this Citi Urbanspace Challenge finalist's creation in person at Mad. Sq. Eats from September 8 through October 5—or, you could make them at home tonight with this recipe.

Pro Tip: Use your Citi credit or debit card at the Destination Dumplings booth at Mad Sq Eats (Worth Square, Fifth Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets) and get a free order of spring rolls with any purchase.

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Recipe adapted from Tristan Chin-Fatt, Destination Dumplings, New York, NY

Pork & Chive Dumplings
4.5 from 36 ratings
Learn how to make classic Chinese pork and chive dumplings at home with this recipe from the chef at Destination Dumplings in New York.
Prep Time
15
minutes
Cook Time
10
minutes
Servings
4
to 6 servings
Total time: 25 minutes
Ingredients
  • For the Dumplings
  • 1½ pounds ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ½ cup Chinese chives, washed thoroughly and chopped fine
  • At least 30 dumpling wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Scallions, chopped, for serving
  • Chile oil, for serving
  • For the Sauce
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Chinkiang vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chile oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Directions
  1. Combine the dumpling filling ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Fold the filling into dumpling skins, using water to seal.
  3. Add water to a steamer and bring to a rolling boil. Steam the dumplings for approximately 5 to 7 minutes, or until the dumplings are firm.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or pan and bring to medium-high heat. Cook the dumplings for 1 minute, add a few tablespoons of water and cover the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 1 to 2 additional minutes, until golden brown on one side.
  5. Remove from the pan and serve with scallions, dumpling sauce and chile oil for dipping.
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