"Pastry" Shell:
-1 cup wheat starch
-2/3 cup rice flour
-1 cup boiling water
-2 tbs oil

*Mix flours together and stir in boiling water. Let dough rest until cool enough to handle and knead in oil to make a smooth dough. Divide into 12 portions.

-1/2lb ground pork
-1 carrot
-1/2 onion
-2 shitake mushrooms
-1/2 tsp each: salt, pepper
-1 tsp each: soy sauce, sugar
-2 cloves of garlic
-few slices xá xíu (chinese bbq pork "cha siu", optional)

*Dice carrot, onion and bbq pork. Soak mushrooms in water for a few hours to hydrate and cut into thin slices. Mince garlic and cilantro, mix everything together and divide into 12 portions.

What to Do
Flatten the wrappers and wrap the filling. Use a rose dumpling tweezer to pinch the dough to form petals (can use you fingers if you don't have the tool). Steam dumplings over high heat for about 15-20 mins, lifting the lid of the steamer every 5 mins to release excess steam. Serve with fish sauce.

Rose Dumpling "Tweezer"

Comments (7)

On 4:33 AM , Anonymous said...

Hi TT,

The dumplings look very nice and yummy but I can't still imagine how to form those petals for the dumpling. Did you do one petal at a time then connect them together?

Thanks for sharing those recipes!


On 12:58 PM , hoangtam/tt said...


when you wrap the filling you get a round "dumpling". Just pinch the dough to make petals, 1 pinch = 1 petal. I guess it's one of those things you have to learn by doing.

On 10:26 AM , Anonymous said...

Hey tt,
I am also confused on how to form the rose.

Is it too much to ask you post step by step picture?


On 10:31 AM , hoangtam/tt said...

it actually is too much to ask that i take pictures on how to make the roses as I don't make these dumpling often. My advice is to just do it, experiment, play with your food and you'll figure it out.

On 9:06 AM , lilyng said...


i never had much success with this pastry skin and i am going to give this one a go. wish me luck.

did you get the tweezer from the asian stores?

On 11:31 PM , hoangtam/tt said...

yeah i bought the tweezers from a local asian store. You can use the dough recipe to make dim sum steamed shrimp dumplings by replacing rice flour with tapioca starch.

On 4:23 PM , Anonymous said...


You are very talented. This is a perfect example of how creative you are. Keep up the good work.