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Vietnamese Dumplings Recipe

(Banh Cuon)

Ingredients : Makes 20-24

500 g

2 tablespoons


2 cloves


25 g

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons



Garnishing :



Lean pork, minced

Dried black fungus, soaked and finely chopped

Small shallots, finely chopped

2 garlic, finely minced

Green chili, finely minced

Coriander leaves and stalks



Vegetable oil

Corn flour


Wonton wrappers



Cucumber, slice thinly into sticks

Shallots, chopped and made into Crispy Fried Shallots

Method :
  • Mix the pork, black fungus, shallots, garlic, chili, coriander, salt and pepper in a bowl.

  • Heat the oil in a wok and stir fry the pork mixture for about 5 minutes, or until cooked through. Allow to cool.

  • Mix together the corn flour and water in a bowl, adding a little more water if needed.

  • With your finger, paint some of the corn flour mixture around the edge of a wonton wrapper.

  • Put a teaspoonful of the pork mixture on the wrapper in a sausage shape.

  • Roll up the wrapper, pressing the edges together. Continue until all the filling is used up.

  • Steam or gently boil the dumplings for 5-6 minutes and then serve.

  • Garnished with the shallots and cucumber stick and with the dipping sauce.

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