Dumplings – also known as potstickers or “jiaozi” in Mandarin – are delicious wheat wrappers stuffed with vegetables and typically some pork or shrimp. My Vegetable Tofu Chinese Dumplings are the tastiest pot stickers you’ll ever try. They also happen to be vegan! They include tofu so you get a healthy dose of plant-based protein. Served with a savory dipping sauce, I dare you not to eat them all in one sitting! Chinese dumplings are very similar to Japanese gyoza. As history tells it, the Japanese borrowed the dumpling idea and adapted it slightly. The main difference is gyoza are smaller than dumplings.
How to Fold Dumplings
Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it looks! There are several different ways to fold dumplings, but I’ll show you two of my favorite.
The Easiest Way to Fold Dumplings
Place a spoonful of your filling in the center of the dumpling wrapper. Use your finger to wet the edges/circumference of the dumpling wrapper with water. Then bring up all of the outside edges to meet in the middle like a parcel. Pinch at the top.
The Best Way to Fold Dumplings
The easiest way isn’t always the best. This way is better because it holds together more effectively so none of that delicious filling escapes. Start at above with the filling in the center of the circle and by wetting the outside edges. Next, fold the wrapper in half. Start folding over the edges and crimping by folding back on each fold.
Vegetable Tofu Chinese Dumplings – Vegan Pot Stickers