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Cute Flower-Shaped Chinese Chive Dumplings

Cute Flower-Shaped Chinese Chive Dumplings

The filling for these dumplings has less ingredients than standard gyoza filling, so they're easier to make. Plus, once you start making them it's so fun that you can't stop!

Ingredients: 30 buns

Ground pork
300 g
Salt
1/2 teaspoon
Chinese chives (finely chopped)
1 bunch
Flavoring ingredients:
・Soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon
・Chicken soup stock (powder)
1/2 tablespoon
・Water
1 tablespoon
・Sake
1 tablespoon
・Grated ginger
to taste
・Sesame oil
to taste
Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
Gyoza wrappers (large)
30
Sesame oil
to taste

Steps

1. All you need are these 3 ingredients plus the seasonings! Add salt to the ground pork and mix until sticky. Add the chives and mix some more.
2. Put the finished dumplings in a shallow container that's been dusted with katakuriko or flour.
3. Put a small mound of the filling in the center of a gyoza wrapper, and moisten the edge of the wrapper with water.
4. Fold the edges towards the center.
5. Put the finished dumplings in a shallow container that's been dusted with katakuriko or flour.
6. Pan-fry on both sides in sesame oil. Serve with Japanese mustard and soy sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this with leftover ingredients and wrote about it in my COOKPAD diary, then made it into a recipe.