Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings

These mushroom and tofu vegetarian steamed dumplings literally explode with flavor.  Who cares if there’s no meat in these…they are amazing.  (oh, and by the way, they are healthy…use a bamboo steamer…find it at Bed, Bath and Beyond!)

Vegetarian dumpling fillings
Vegetarian dumpling fillings in the food processor
Classic dumpling sauces
Find dark soy, Thai paste, Taramind paste, Oyster sauce, and all your other elusive Asian ingredients at your local Asian market (look it up!)
Dumpling Skins
Dumpling Skins
Pork dumplings before steamed
Vegetarian dumplings before steamed


Pork Pot Stickers in the Bamboo Steamer
Vegetarian Dumplings in the Bamboo Steamer
Dumplings Finished Steam
Dumplings Finished Steam

Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings
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Cook time
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These may be vegetarian, but trust me, there is no shortage on flavor. These are amazing.
Recipe type: Asain
Cuisine: Asain
Serves: 8
  • 1 package of banana leaves (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 package of dumpling wrappers* (if you can't get dumpling wrappers, then work with wonton wrappers)
  • Filling:
  • 3 cups of fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup of medium-firm tofu
  • ¼ cup of vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce (ie, Tamari sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 green onions (scallions), sliced
  • ¼ cup of cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon of white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Thai chil sauce*
  • *Available at the Asian section of your super market, or an Asian market
  1. Prepare a bamboo steam by lining it banana leaves.
  2. Place all of the filling ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Process well to create the consistency of ground meat.
  4. Lay several of the dumpling wrappers out on a clean working surface.
  5. Have a small dish a water next to the dough.
  6. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of the dumpling filling in the center of each wrap..
  7. Using your finger by dipping in the water, generously moisten the periphery of each wrapper.
  8. Draw up the two sides of the wrapper and pres together, pinching together along the sides.
  9. Place the complete dumplings on a plate dusted with flour.
  10. Place the dumplings in the prepared steamer (they can be touching, just not on top of each other)..
  11. Steam over high heat for 20 minutes.
  12. Serve steamed dumplings with Hot & Sweet Thai Sauce.


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