Spicy Steamed Dumplings

Making homemade dumplings is a little time-consuming, but ultimately worth it – they taste much better than any pre-made, store-bought option! Plus they’re vegan. These spicy steamed dumplings go perfectly with the umami-rich sauce, and make such a comforting autumn meal!


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Vegan Spicy Steamed Dumplings

Spicy Steamed Dumplings



  • 2 lbs of bok choy, washed and julienned
  • 1 package of wonton/dumpling wrapper
  • 1 box of firm tofu, drained & mashed
  • ¼ cup of saute mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon black bean sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • salt to taste
  • oil

Spicy sauce (whisk all ingredients in a bowl until sugar dissolves):

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon chili oil with chili crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese black vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Place julienned bok choy in a large bowl with 2 tsp salt, using your hands, gently massage salt into veggies. Set aside for 15-20mins. In a heated pan with 1 tsp oil, sauté mushrooms until lightly brown, add black bean sauce and stir until well combined, set aside and pan fry mashed tofu for 2 minutes (or until brown), season with salt. Place both ingredients in a big bowl.
  2. Using a cheesecloth or just with your palms, squeeze as much liquid out as possible from your bok choy. Add tofu mixture, cornstarch, combine well & season if needed.
  3. Place a dollop of mixture in the middle of your wrapper, moisten side with water and pleat to seal. Place wontons on a steamer basket and steam for 15mins in high heat. Remove and serve warm with spicy sauce. You can serve sauce on the side or as pictured.


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