Sunday, October 21, 2012
Chinese Dumpling, Gao Zi
I marinade the ground chicken with 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce, soy sauce, some sugar, ground pepper, a stalk of finely chopped green onion, some chives, and mixed it in with a couple shrimps. After mixing them together with some bean noodles, I wrapped them up in the dumpling wrappers, as shown in picture. I saw my mom wrapped the curry puffs like this, so I copied too. This was my first time wrapping them, as you can see the first one was uglier, and then it got better.
You can fry the dumplings in the pan, or steam/ boil them. I mix some cilantro and soy sauce with the steamed ones because it's not as tasty as the deep fried ones, but healthier. The Chinese people usually dip them in vinegar but I prefer spicy, so I dip them in hot sauce. They are good that way too.
I can't believe how much I made out of 1 pound ground chicken. I still have half left, I kept in the freezer for next time. My neighbour was telling me how cheap to get frozen dumplings from the groceries, and how great they were. I guess she has never tried my dumpling. It's actually cheaper and better to make your own.