Dumplings and Soup

Dumplings and Soup

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Here’s something simple that our own Isabel Lai, guest correspondent (and middle schooler) made for her family. She says, “It’s an easy meal that my family and I eat all the time.”

This recipe is further detailed in Isabel’s column, with additional photos to show the step-by-step process.

The wrapper calls these dumplings potstickers--don't let that confuse you! And, dipping the dumplings in soy sauce is optional!


  • Packaged potsticker wrappers (dumplings)
  • Small handful of chopped cilantro per bowl
  • Small handful of chopped green onions per bowl
  • 1 drop of sesame oil per bowl
  • A pinch of salt and a sprinkle of white pepper per bowl
  • Water


  • 1 To cook dumplings:
  • 2 Boil a pot of water.
  • 3 When the water is boiling gently drop desired amount of dumplings into your pot.
  • 4 Stir gently.
  • 5 Let dumplings cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • 6 Spoon out dumplings with a seive onto a plate.
  • 7 To cook soup:
  • 8 Put a small handful of chopped cilantro and green onions into a bowl.
  • 9 Put 1 drop of sesame oil into the bowl.
  • 10 Put a pinch of salt and a sprinkle of white pepper into the bowl.
  • 11 Now, put the water you just cooked with into the bowl. If you want more flavor, put less water and vice versa.


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