Yachae Mandoo (Korean Vegetarian Dumplings)

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped napa cabbage, parboiled
  • 1 cup finely chopped tofu
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped bean sprouts, blanched
  • 4 ounces mung bean or sweet potato noodles (Chinese vermicelli), soaked and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 package round dumpling, Japanese gyoza, or Chinese wonton wrappers

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Yachae Mandoo (Korean Vegetarian Dumplings) ingredients
  2. In a large mixing bowl, gently combine egg, onion, cabbage, bean sprouts, tofu, and noodles.

    combine egg, onion, cabbage, bean sprouts, tofu, and noodles in a bowl
  3. In a separate bowl, combine garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper.

    combine garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper in a bowl
  4. Pour seasoning mixture over tofu and vegetables and use your hands to mix the ingredients together.

    Pour seasoning mixture over tofu and vegetables and combine
  5. Place about 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of the dumpling wrapper.

    filling on top of dumpling wrapper
  6. Dip your finger in the water and wet the outside edge of the top half of the wrapper.

    brush dumpling wrapper edge with water
  7. Fold the wrapper up to close it and then crimp the edges.

    Fold the wrapper up to close it and then crimp the edges
  8. Repeat until the filling is gone.

    sealed dumplings on a plate
  9. Then steam, boil, fry, or sauté the dumplings as you wish.

    Yachae Mandoo (Korean Vegetarian Dumplings) served with sauce

Tip

  • If you want to prepare a lot of dumplings in advance, steam the dumplings, wait for them to cool, and then freeze them. You can then use them anytime straight from the freezer without defrosting, whether you want to fry, sauté, steam or use them in soup.

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