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Vietnamese Dumplings Recipe

(Banh Cuon)

Ingredients : Makes 20-24

500 g

2 tablespoons

2

2 cloves

1

25 g

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

20-24

 

Garnishing :

1/2

5

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

Salt

Pepper

Vegetable oil

Corn flour

Water

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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