Pork, Shrimp & Mushroom Dumplings Recipe

Back in the day when I only had one child, I used to have a from-scratch Pork Dumplings recipe. “From scratch” meansΒ I made every single wrapper from hand-kneaded dough using an empty wine bottle. Didn’t have a rolling pin, hahaha. You gotta innovate sometimes!

Then the kids came, and life became busier… and we discovered Shuin, a Taiwanese specialty store along Araneta Avenue, Quezon City that sells frozen dumplings, among others, by 1-kilo packs.

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One reason I stopped making dumplings is that I rarely find good dumpling wrappers in groceries in my area. (Kneading and rolling and flattening and kneading seem too much work for me now hehe). This Saturday morning, I saw some which looked nice, and so I thought I’d make some for the kids to snack on after they’re done studying for the final exams.

The basic pork dumplings recipe usually has ground pork and chives as filling. I added shrimps and mushrooms for more flavor and texture. It turned out well.

For this kitchen project, I put Patchy in charge of wrapping, to which she happily obliged. I taught her how to pinch the wrappers together in a scalloped way. Vgood was interested at first, but soon after, her attention was turned to tinkering with a broken toy. πŸ˜€
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Here is theΒ Pork, Shrimp & Mushroom Dumplings Recipe to make 30 to 35 pieces –

1 pack of dumpling wrappers
Pot for boiling

For the filling:

  • 1/4 kilo ground pork
  • 1/4 kilo medium-sized shrimps, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in hot water until soft, drained, and chopped
  • 1 tbsp. green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chives (kuchay), chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste
  • dash of pepper

For dipping sauce, mix the following:

  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce ( I like Lee Kum Kee soy sauce because it is sweetish and not very salty)
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar (black vinegar would be great if you have it)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for filling.
  2. Place one teaspoon of filling on the center of a wrapper. Wet the edges of the wrapper and pinch together to seal, forming a half-moon shape.dumplings recipe filling the wrappersdumplings recipe wrapping
  3. For boiled dumplings (my preferred method): bring a pot of water to a boil. Drop the dumplings one by one into boiling water. Dumplings will float to the surface when cooked (about 5 minutes). Remove with a slotted spoon.
  4. For steamed dumplings: Line the bottom of steamer with cabbage leaves. Place dumplings on surface, cover and steam for 10-15 minutes.boiled dumplings recipe
  5. Serve with dipping sauce. Great as appetizer or snack. Yummy!dumplings recipe snack

If you want to make a huge batch for freezing, here are some tips.

18 thoughts on “Pork, Shrimp & Mushroom Dumplings Recipe

  1. Hindi pa siguro na-resolve ang DNS. I can’t reach your new site πŸ™

    Naalala kita when I saw this, you can put a “model” on your sidebar. Might be an effective way to keep track of weight lost so far and motivate oneself to lose weight πŸ™‚

  2. ha ha ha ha, losing weight–eat some, gain some, lose some, it’s a struggle, but certainly with determination it will happen. a sure the pork, shrimp and mushroom dumplings won’t hurt. yummy!

  3. You know, the funny thing is, we don’t think about food. We start with someting as simple as “To days weather” — and then what then does our bodies need. Crazy? me not know: But I’m a “Viking” – hehe. grief…

  4. i know, reason why i haven’t reached my goal either. if i don’t have a family to cook for every single day, losing weight becomes a breeze, i think.

    though, we need to reward ourselves with good food at least once a week as an incentive.

  5. Hi friends! Thanks for dropping by even if the recipe wasn’t posted. It’s here now πŸ˜€

  6. Hay, naku… don’t justify anymore.. kain na lang nang kain. hahaha!

    Looks yummy… and your daughter seemed to have enjoyed her task.. πŸ™‚

  7. wow that looks yummy and really professional! hmmm .. my attempts to make dumplings haven’t really turned out good..almost catastrophic!maybe i’ll give it a try again with your recipe.

  8. This one really looks yummy. Just want to ask where did you buy the dumpling wrapper and what is the brand name?


  9. @ christianne: hahaha, I checked out the model maker.. ang sagwa naman ng model ko when I made it, hehe.

    @ rhodora: Yes,she really enjoyed it. Glad you’re up and about already πŸ™‚

    @ Toni: sobrang dali lang, the secret is to buy good wrappers, hehe.

    @ Anonymous, I bought it at Robinsons supermarket. I forgot na the brand. Tomorrow will go and get some more, i’ll be back with the brand πŸ™‚

  10. Impressive that you know how to make dumpling wrappings from scratch. We just buy them at the grocery.

    I love dumplings. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

    How nice that you enjoyed doing it with your daughter. I’m sure she’ll grow up a good cook like you.

    Take care!

  11. Rach, guess who taught me how to make the dumpling wrappers?? My hubby! He learned from years of watching MIL make them. Of course, it was trial&error at first, because he likes to pretend he knew exactly what he was doing hahaha. Frustrated cook πŸ˜€

  12. The brand name of the wrappers are “Dinks”. I bought 2 packs this time (1 pack of 30s is Php24.00), plus a pack of siomai wrappers (Php18.50 for a pack of 100s).
    Actually, the girls and I just finished snacking on the dumplings I made just after we got home. Dinner na yan for me… daaaw!!??

  13. my girls and I love making dumplings from scratch too, but I have to admit, never tried making the wrappers from scratch πŸ™‚

    not to discourage you, but when I stopped trying to diet and just accept my body as is, that’s when I started losing some pounds! go figure! Good luck on dieting, I know how hard it is when you have a family to cook for.

    And if you are like I was when my girls were smaller, I usually cleaned their plates for them by eating their leftovers πŸ™

  14. Hi Jmom! Oh yes, it is my role to clean up their leftovers! Not a very good strategy for weight loss haha.

    That’s why I stopped making the dumpling wrappers – too difficult to get the right “thinness”!

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