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Dumplings As Made By Yidi Li

by Rie McClenny


for 4 servings


  • 2 cups
    bread flour, plus more for dusting (250 g)
  • ¼ teaspoon
    kosher salt
  • 1 cup
    water, room temperature (240 mL)


  • ½ lb
    ground pork (225 g)
  • ½ cup
    green onion, sliced (50 g)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon
    kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon
    ground five spice
  • ½ teaspoon
    ground suchuan pepper
  • 1 tablespoon
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon
    soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon
    sesame oil
  • 7 oz
    raw shrimp, chopped (195 g)
  • ¾ cup
    wood ear mushrooms, minced (55 g)
  • 3 cups
    napa cabbage, minced (300 g)
    Calories 519
    Fat 16g
    Carbs 57g
    Fiber 3g
    Sugar 2g
    Protein 36g

Estimated values based on one serving size.



  1. Make the dough: Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl. Gradually pour in the water, stirring with chopsticks to incorporate. Once the dough comes together in a ball, knead in the bowl for 5-8 minutes, until smooth. Cover with a damp towel and let rest in the bowl for 30 minutes
  2. Make the filling: In a medium bowl, combine the pork, green onion, egg, salt, five spice, Sichuan pepper, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Using chopsticks, mix until well combined.
  3. Add the shrimp, wood ear mushrooms, and Napa cabbage. Mix well.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, turn out the dough and knead a few times. Stretch the dough into a 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick ring, then cut to make a rope.
  5. Divide the dough into 2-ounce (55 G) pieces, turning the rope 90 degrees after each cut to make triangle shapes. Lightly flour the dough portions.
  6. Working 1 at a time, pat each dough portion into a flat circle, then, using a small rolling pin, roll out into a thin circle.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon of the filling to the center of a dumpling wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half. Using your fingertips, make pleats to seal the dumpling. Press the edges firmly to fully seal the dumpling. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  8. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the dumplings and cook for 10 minutes, or until the filling is cooked through
  9. Serve immediately with dipping sauce.
  10. Enjoy!