Chinese Dumplings - Jiaozi

Jiaozi are Chinese dumplings that are a very popular and traditional food enjoyed on Chinese New Year. Since they resemble old gold ingots, they are often associated with wealth. Have a Happy Chinese New Year and eat well!


For the filling
Pork 1 Pound , ground
Cabbage 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chopped finely
Chives 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chopped finely
Ginger 1 Medium , juiced (Thumb sized ginger used)
Garlic powder 1 Tablespoon
Shaoxing wine 1 Tablespoon
Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
For the wrappers
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
For the dipping sauce
Soy sauce 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Chinese red vinegar 1/2 Tablespoon
Chili oil To Taste



1. Take a large mixing bowl and add the pork, garlic powder, soy sauce, shaoxing cooking wine, sesame oil, the chives, cabbage and the ginger juice. Mix well until thoroughly blended. Refrigerate for 20 minutes while you prepare the wrappers.

2. Take a bowl and mix in flour and water and blend until you get a rough ball of dough. Knead for at least 10 minutes and set it aside to rest for another 10 - 15 minutes.

3. Roll the dough into a long 1-inch thick snake and cut into 1 cm thick sections. Roll flat into 3-inch diameter rounds.

4. Start with a spoonful of the filling placed in the center of the wrapper. Moisten the edge with water, fold over and seal the edges.

5. Take a pan with boiling water. Pop in the sealed wrappers and cook them until they float.

6. To make the dipping sauce, take a bowl and combine soy sauce, Chinese red vinegar and chili oil.


7. Serve warm with the dipping sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1780Calories from Fat 327

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.9%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2364 mg98.5%

Total Carbohydrates 218 g72.7%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 131 g262%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet