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  • Writer's pictureSulhee Jessica

Korean Dumplings Mandu


Makes about 60 dumplings

9 oz mung bean sprouts

8-9 leaves Napa cabbage

1.5 cups vermicelli noodles

1 lb ground pork

1 lb ground beef

1 cup Chives

5 egg yolks

1 package firm Tofu drained

1/2 onion

3 green onions or 1 large leek

1 head of garlic

1/2 tbsp black pepper

1/2 tbsp kosher salt

1 tbsp beef dasida

2 tbsp sesame oil

3 tbs sesame seeds

3-4 packages of dumpling wrappers


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil and cook a handful of vermicelli noodles for 6 minutes or until cooked. Chill in cold water, drain and set aside.

  2. Bring another pot of water to a boil and blanch the mung bean sprouts for 30-40 seconds. Chill in cold water then drain. Squeeze the excess water from the bean sprouts and set aside.

  3. Roughly chop the Napa cabbage and blanch for 1-2 minutes in the boiling water. Quickly chill in cold water then drain.

  4. Finely chop chives, green onions, onions, Napa cabbage, mung bean sprouts, and the vermicelli noodles. Mince your garlic.

  5. Using a cheesecloth or paper towel, take the onions, Napa cabbage, mung bean sprouts, and tofu and carefully squeeze out any leftover liquid. You want all your ingredients to be dry as possible.

  6. Put all the ingredients in a large bowl. Add the egg yolks and the seasonings. Mix throughly with your hands.

  7. You can microwave or fry a little bit of the filling to taste it and add more seasonings to your liking! Now your dumpling filling is ready!

  8. To wrap the dumplings, you’ll need the wrappers and a little bit of water. Lightly add water around the edges, insert the filling and fold the wrapper together by pinching and pressing it close.

  9. Traditionally we steam them. In a pot add about 2/3 inches of water, add your dumplings in a steamer tray or basket and add it to the pot. Steam for 12-14 minutes. You can also fry them in a pan with a little bit of oil.

  10. Freeze and store them up to 6 months.

Dipping sauce

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 jalapeño finely chopped

2/3 garlic minced

1/2 tbsp gochugaru red pepper flakes

1/2 tbsp sesame seeds

1/2 tbsp sugar

1 tbs vinegar

Optional: 1 green onion sliced

Mix all the ingredients throughly. Dip your dumplings in and enjoy!

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