Quick Xiaolongbao

Quick Xiaolongbao

They look like gyoza dumplings!
I adopted a quick xiaolongbao recipe that I saw on a TV program, and changed ingredients and its amount also.

Ingredients: makes 8 dumplings

Ground pork
100 g
Japanese leek
Ginger juice
as needed
Store-bought coffee jelly
Gyoza dumpling skins
8 pieces
(The list below are the ingredients that I added to the original recipe)
Salt and pepper
to taste
Chinese soup stock
2/3 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Oyster sauce
as needed


1. Chop the Japanese leek and onion finely. Add all the ingredients into a plastic bag and mix well.
2. Place a piece of gyoza skin into a bento divider cup and add an adequate amount of filling from Step 1 into it.
3. I learned that you can wrap it easily by folding the edges of the cup together. I did it however, with my hand, so they look like "gyoza" rather than xiaolongbao.
4. The TV program introduced a way to steam with a kettle if you don't own a steamer. I steamed in a pot as usual since the kettle-method seems a little dangerous.
5. If you don't have a steamer, use a pot with a lid that is slightly bigger than a flat sieve. Place a small bowl in the pot, add some water and bring it to a boil, then place the sieve with xiaolongbao dumplings on top.
6. Leave some space in between the xiaolongbao, steam them for about 5 minutes and it is done.
7. Though the TV program was not serving it with any sauce, I served mine with garlic soy sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

I saw this recipe on a TV program, and tried making it, but it seemed to lack taste, so I added some extra seasonings.