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12 Delicious Asian Dumpling Recipes to Make at Home

Take your Asian cooking to the next level by trying our 12 delicious Asian dumpling recipes to make at home, including Japanese gyoza dumplings, Cantonese wontons and spicy Korean kimchi dumplings.

Kimchi dumplings

Pick up a packet of Obap Kimchi Fried Rice seasoning, and the whip up a batch of kimchi dumplings. Filled with chicken, tofu and kimchi, these fiery Korean dumplings are healthy and delicious.

Korean Kimchi dumplings Recipe

Pork dumplings with prawn and chives

These classic Chinese dumplings boast a textured filling of pork, sweet prawns, chives and ginger. Practice your pleating action to create the pretty half-moon shape. A popular option during Chinese New Year, they are said to resemble gold ingots.

Pork Dumpling Recipe


Delicate Japanese gyoza are easier than you think – these potsticker dumplings are packed with minced pork, cabbage and spring onion, then lightly pan-fried and steamed for a golden base and silky top.

Japanese Gyoza Recipe

Guava buns

Don’t let the name mislead you – these Chinese guava dumplings don’t contain any fruit at all! Instead, they’re filled with minced pork and sweet lap cheong sausage, wrapped in bean curd skin.

Guava Buns

Fried Chinese meat dumplings

If you have more time up your sleeve, have a go at making this street-food favourite from scratch, including the wonton dough, simply made with plain flour and hot water. Get the recipe here.

Fried Chinese Meat Dumplings Recipe

Fish dumplings

For a Thai twist on dumplings, whip up a batch of these fish dumplings, filled with white fish such as perch or ling, and flavoured with red onion and coriander. The stretchy dumpling dough features tapioca, glutinous rice flour and arrowroot.

Thai Fish Dumplings Recipe

Pan-fried mandu

The flavour-packed Korean version of gyoza, authentic mandu are golden pan-fried dumplings filled with pork and vegetables, and served with a piquant soy and chilli dipping sauce.

pan fried mandu

Cantonese wonton noodle soup

A Hong Kong classic, Cantonese wonton noodle soup features chewy wheat or egg noodles, a savoury chicken broth, and bouncy little wonton dumplings filled with pork or prawn.

Cantonese wonton noodle soup recipe

Shanghai soup dumplings (xiao long bao)

One of the most popular Chinese dumplings – and also one of the hardest to make – Shanghai soup dumplings are filled with flavoursome meat and a piping-hot pork broth.

Shanghai Soup Dumpling (Xiaolongbao)

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Prawn dumplings with fried garlic and coconut

Perfect as a canapé at your next dinner party, this cool Thai twist on dumplings features plump prawns enclosed in wonton wrappers, fried to golden brown, then served with a creamy coconut sauce. Get the recipe here.

Prawn Dumplings with Fried Garlic and Coconut

Chinese steamed buns with char siu pork

A must-have a yum cha, Chinese char siu bau, are fluffy buns packed with saucy barbecued pork.

Chinese Steamed Buns with Char Siu Pork Filling (Char Siu Bao)

Glutinous taro balls in coconut syrup

For a sweet twist on Asian dumplings, try these cool Thai taro dumplings in a smooth coconut milk and palm sugar syrup.


For more dumpling action, learn how to fill and fold wonton wrappers the easy way.

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