• How to make Mandu (Korean Dumplings) for Holiday seasons

    by TastyKFood, May 18 2017

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    Mandu is a Korean cuisine that is equivalent to “dumplings” in English, and there are very similar dishes found in other cultures across the globe, but the unique ingredients in the filling and the dipping sauce would make these traditional Korean dumplings taste different.

    This Mandu dish will be a great appetizer or side/main dish that you can prepare and share with your family members and friends during the holidays.  As long as the stated instructions are followed, you’ll find the process of making these dumplings enjoyable and very worthwhile when you get to taste them.

    Here is a simple recipe on how to prepare traditional Korean fried dumplings with a basic dipping sauce that will complete your dish. Have fun preparing!  

    Gyozu or Wonton wrappers

    Mandu filling
    1/2 cup of ground pork
    1/2 cup of cooked chicken (or any other meat) finely chopped
    3 green onions sliced
    2 tbsp of soy sauce
    1 grated garlic cloves
    1/4 tsp of grated ginger

    Dipping Sauce

    2 tbsp soy sauce
    2 tsp of Gochugaru - Korean dried pepper flakes
    1 tsp of sugar
    1 tsp of sliced green onions
    garnish with sesame seeds



    Direction for the Dumplings

    1. Combine all the filling ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
    2. Put about a spoonful onto the wrappers then wet two edges or half of wrapper and fold over, pinching together. Make sure all edges are sealed.
    3. Then fry in a pan of oil at 350 degrees for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
    4. Once done, place the dumplings on a paper towel. 

    For Dipping Sauce

    1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and serve! Easy!



    A version of this article by Jc.Chung at TastyKFood. 


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