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Korean Food: Fried Dumplings & Dumpling Soup (만두 튀김 & 만두국)

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Ingredients
For the fried kimchi dumplings:
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Dumplings 13
For the dipping sauce number 1:
  Soy sauce 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For the dipping sauce number 2:
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Tablespoon
For the dumpling soup
  Dumplings 14 Medium
  Green onions 2 Medium
  Garlic 1⁄2 Tablespoon, minced
  Eggs 2 Medium
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon (1/2 teaspoon added in the soup and 2 pinches for the egg topping)
  Beef stock powder/Fish sauce 1 Teaspoon (Beef Dashida)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Dried seaweed 1 , cut into pieces
Directions

For the fried dumplings and sauce:

MAKING:
1. Heat oil in a medium pan till its hot and place the thawed or fresh dumplings and fry both sides till golden brown.
2. Turn the stove to a medium and keep frying till golden brown and set aside.
3. For two sauces- In two separate bowls add and mix together the ingredients for the 2 sauces to serve with the fried dumpling.

SERVING:
4. Serve the dumplings warm with the sauce on the side.

For the dumpling soup:

GETTING READY
5.In a cooking pot bring water up to a boil.

MAKING
6. While the water boils you can make the egg topping (called jidan in Korean). Break the eggs in a bowl, add salt and mix well, each egg will require a pinch of salt.
7. Take a pan, heat it, pour some oil and wipe it with a paper towel. Pour in the egg mixture and fry till cooked. Cut it into thin slices or diamond like shapes.
8. Into the boiling water add the 14 dumplings, and when it starts to boil again add the minced garlic and salt. Add the beef dashida (beef stock powder). Stir and cook for about 7 minutes.
9. Add green onions and cook for 1 minute. (If you have not made the egg topping separately, pour the egg mixture here and cook for 1 minute)

SERVING
10. Serve hot and garnish with some jidan or dried seaweed.

TIP
A simple way to cook the egg topping is to pour and stir the mixed eggs into the soup and boil for about 1 minute.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Korean
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Dumplings are so versatile and can be prepared in so many ways. Watch this video to learn how to cook dumplings in two different ways. The chef makes fried Kimchi stuffed dumplings and serves is with two dipping sauces. She then boils the other dumplings and adds them to a boiling soup. What a wonderful appetizer idea when you have sudden guests over for dinner an you have no time to prepare. All you need to do is defrost a few dumplings from your freezer!

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