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Pork and Chive Crystal Dumplings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Course: dim sum
Cuisine: Cantonese, Chinese
Keyword: Chinese chive, Dumpling, pork
Servings: 12 making 12 crystal dumplings
Calories: 110 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 100 g Potato Starch
  • 25 g Wheat Starch
  • small pinch of salt
  • 125 ml boiling hot water
  • 1 salted egg yolk , smashed for decorating
  • 1.5 cup Chinese chive , finely chopped
  • 1 cup minced pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  1. Mix salt, egg and pepper with pork in a small bowl. Get another large bowl, mix chopped chive with sesame oil. Then mix well with pork. Cover and fridge.
  2. On a kitchen scale, weight 100g of potato starch+ 25g of wheat starch in a large mixing bowl. Mix with a small pinch of salt. Then stir in 125ml boiling hot water. Cover the lid and set aside for 5 minutes. Transfer to an operating board and knead until smooth.
  3. Covered and rest for 10 minutes. Shape the dough into a long log and then divide into 12 portions. Take one portion out and press into a larger circle, fill with 1 tablespoon of filling and wrap as a pyramid.
  4. Repeat to finish all. Top each one with salted duck egg yolk as decorating. Set up steamers with lined papers and then brush a thin layer of oil on the surface (so your dumplings will not stick to the paper).
  5. Bring water to a boil in a large pot to steam the dumplings for 6-8 minutes. Serve hot! You do not need to prepare a dipping for this pyramid dumpling, but you can prepare a small bowl of red vinegar in any cases that dips are strongly desired.

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Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts is based on each single crystal dumpling.

Nutrition Facts
Pork and Chive Crystal Dumplings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 157mg4%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.