How to fold dumplings

Get ready for the Chinese New Year to begin by dusting off your dumpling-making skills! Our associate food editor shows you just how easy it is.

Chinese dumplings

Chinese dumplings


Filling and folding Asian dumplings may seem like a complicated art form, but with our step-by-step videos, you’ll be able to master these techniques in no time.

We used store-bought round dumpling wrappers to make our delicious Chinese five-spice pork dumplings. They are usually sold in twin packs in the refrigerated ethnic section of most grocery stores. It’s important to brush water all along the edges of the wrapper to properly seal the dumpling.

Watch how easy it is to make our Chinese pork and vegetarian Tibetan dumplings:

We made our own homemade dumpling wrappers for our vegetarian Tibetan momo dumplings. To make wrapping easier, your dough should be just thinner than 1/8-in. (If it’s any thinner, the wrapper may rip). I also found it easier to use my thumb to keep the filling in place while gathering the edges of the wrapper together.

One comment on “How to fold dumplings

  1. Thank you; I now realise that I have been trying to get too many smallfolds, rather than a few good sized folds that envelope the filling.


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