Dumplings are a delicious and versatile dish that can be served with many different accompaniments. In this blog post, we will explore 50 different dishes that you can serve with dumplings!
From appetizers to main courses, there is something for everyone in this list. So whether you are looking for some new ideas or just want to expand your current dumpling repertoire, read on for some tasty suggestions!
What is dumpling?
Dumpling is a type of food that consists of small pieces of dough, typically filled with vegetables, meat, or sweet fillings and boiled, fried, or steamed.
Dumplings are usually served in a soup or stew-like dish with other ingredients. It originated from China but has spread to different parts of the world due to its popularity. In some cultures, dumplings are also served as a side dish or dessert.
Dumpling recipes vary from region to region and can be made into different shapes and sizes, which makes them very versatile. They can be boiled, steamed, deep-fried, pan-fried, or even baked in the oven!
Potstickers vs Dumplings
When it comes to comparing potstickers and dumplings, there is no clear-cut answer. Both dishes are made with a wrap that can be filled with either savory or sweet ingredients, then cooked in different ways such as steaming, boiling or pan-frying.
The main difference between the two is the shape of their wrappers. Potstickers are usually round and flat, while dumplings are traditionally more pleated and pouch-like.
In terms of taste, there is also no definitive answer as to which dish is better. This will largely depend on what ingredients were used to create the filling for each one.
Potstickers tend to use ground pork, ginger and garlic as their base ingredients, while dumplings can be filled with a variety of meats and vegetables.
What to eat with Korean dumplings?
Korean dumplings can be enjoyed with a variety of accompanying dishes. Depending on your preference, you might pair them with kimchi, a spicy fermented cabbage dish; oi-muchim, a cold cucumber salad seasoned with garlic and sesame oil; or sundubu jjigae, a fiery stew made with soft tofu, vegetables and seafood.
For a sweet accompaniment, consider making some sikhye, a traditional Korean rice-based dessert drink made with malt barley. Other great sides to serve with dumplings include pickled radish, potato pancakes and japchae—Korean glass noodle stir fry.
What is the best way to eat dumplings for dinner?
The best way to enjoy dumplings for dinner is to prepare them steamed in a bamboo basket. When cooked, the dumplings should be served with soy sauce and vinegar dip or other condiments of your choice for extra flavor. Adding some chili oil, garlic, and scallions can also create an even more flavorful dish!
What to serve with dumplings and Potstickers?
When it comes to serving dumplings and potstickers, there are numerous options.
1. Asian Chicken Noodle Soup.
This comforting Asian-style soup is a perfect meal for any night of the week. With juicy chicken, hearty noodles, and subtly flavored broth, this soup is sure to become a family favorite.
Serve it with dumplings or potstickers as side dishes to make it even more special. Add some extra flavor by topping your bowl with fresh green onion, cilantro, or a drizzle of chili oil.
2. Black Bean Sauce.
A classic topping for dumplings, black bean sauce is a savory and salty condiment made from fermented black beans. It can be used as a condiment or as an ingredient in sauces or marinades, adding depth of flavor to any dish.
You can find this sauce at most Chinese grocery stores, or make your own using a simple recipe.
Once prepared, serve the sauce alongside your dumplings for dipping or drizzling overtop. For extra flavor, try adding other ingredients such as garlic, ginger, and chili flakes to your black bean sauce.
3. Carrot Dumplings.
Carrot dumplings are a delicious and easy-to-make side dish. They are made by combining finely diced carrots, chopped onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil and green onions in a medium bowl.
The mixture is then spooned into pre-made dumpling wrappers and steamed until cooked through. Carrot dumplings are a great way to add some extra nutrition and flavor to your Chinese meal.
For an even heartier side dish, you can add cooked ground pork or beef to the mixture before spooning it into the wrappers.
4. Char Siu Roasted Eggplant.
Char Siu is a type of Chinese BBQ pork that has a sweet and savory flavor, making it perfect as either an appetizer or side dish.
Eggplant is roasted until tender, then combined with Char Siu sauce for a flavorful and unique side dish to accompany dumplings.
The combination of the smoky-sweet pork and soft eggplant is sure to be a crowd favorite!
5. Chicken congee.
A bowl of warm and comforting Chinese congee is a simple yet delicious side dish to accompany Chinese dumplings. This classic porridge is prepared by slowly simmering rice with chicken broth until it’s creamy and thick.
The porridge can be topped with shredded cooked chicken, scallions, ginger, fried garlic and shallots for an extra flavorful punch.
Other ingredients like dried cuttlefish, mushrooms and carrots can also be added for a heartier meal. Serve the congee with soy sauce or chili oil to complete the dish.
6. Chicken Noodle Soup.
A classic Chinese soup that’s perfect for dipping dumplings in. It’s made with chicken broth, vegetables and egg noodles.
For a bit of heat, add some chili oil or Sichuan peppercorns. The soup is light yet flavorful and pairs wonderfully with the savory flavors of dumplings.
7. Chicken Stir Fry Noodles.
Chicken stir fry noodles are a great accompaniment to Chinese dumplings. The noodle dish combines the creamy texture of egg noodles with crunchy vegetables like bell peppers and carrots, as well as tender chicken.
Combined with some soy sauce and chili paste, this dish adds flavor and texture that make for an excellent companion to dumplings.
Serve it with a side of steamed jasmine rice for an extra helping of carbs. To make the dish even more nutritious, add some stir-fried bok choy on the side for an extra boost in vitamins and minerals.
Chinese dumplings and Chicken stir fry noodles are a classic combination that is sure to please any crowd.
8. Chinese Broccoli.
Chinese broccoli, also known as Gai Lan, is a traditional accompaniment to Chinese dumplings. It has an earthy flavor and a slightly bitter taste that pairs perfectly with the savory nature of the dumplings.
Chinese broccoli can be steamed, stir-fried or boiled, depending on taste preference. When combining Chinese broccoli with dumplings, it is often stir-fried with garlic, ginger and oyster sauce.
This classic combination of flavors provides a delightful balance to the dumplings—and looks visually stunning on the plate! For an even more flavorful experience, consider adding some pork or shrimp to your stir-fry for extra protein and flavor.
9. Chinese Brown Sauce.
Chinese brown sauce, also known as zha jiang mian, is a great accompaniment to dumplings. This sauce is made from soy sauce, garlic, sugar, vinegar, and sweet bean paste.
The flavors of this combination meld together nicely and are sure to bring out the flavor of your dumplings. Serve this warm for the best flavor.
10. Chinese Hot and Sour Soup.
Hot and sour soup is a classic Chinese dish, usually made with mushrooms, bamboo shoots, tofu, and wood ear fungus. It has a savory-sour taste that pairs perfectly with the sweet and savory flavor of dumplings.
Serve hot and sour soup as an appetizer or side dish to your dumpling feast for a full Chinese experience. If you’re feeling adventurous, add other vegetables such as carrots and bell peppers to the soup for a more complex flavor.
11. Chinese Mustard Dipping Sauce.
Chinese mustard dipping sauce is a great accompaniment to dumplings. It’s simple to make and only requires three ingredients: Chinese mustard, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
Simply mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl and serve with your dumplings. You can also add some chili paste or chili oil for an added kick of flavor.
Adding some scallions or minced ginger is also a nice touch. This dipping sauce will give your dumplings a delicious umami flavor that you won’t find in any other condiment.
12. Chinese Pickled Cucumber Soy Sauce.
This is a simple but flavorful dish that pairs perfectly with Chinese dumplings. The cucumbers are marinated in soy sauce, vinegar and sugar for an hour or two to give them a tangy taste.
Serve the pickles alongside your dumplings for a delicious combination of flavors. You can also add some finely chopped garlic for an extra kick.
13. Chinese Sausage Fried Rice.
Chinese Sausage Fried Rice is a classic Chinese dish that pairs perfectly with dumplings. This savory and flavorful dish is made with cooked rice, Chinese sausage, egg, vegetables, and seasonings.
It’s easy to make and provides a nice balance to the richness of the dumplings. Serve this fried rice as an accompaniment or as a meal itself.
To make Chinese Sausage Fried Rice, start by prepping all of your ingredients. Heat some oil in a large skillet and sauté the Chinese sausage until golden brown and fragrant.
Add the vegetables and egg to the skillet, stirring constantly for about two minutes.
14. Chinese Sweet and Sour Sauce.
Chinese dumplings are often served with a sweet and sour sauce. This type of sauce is commonly made with vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, garlic and ginger.
You can also add some chili peppers to make it spicier. The result should be a thick, slightly tangy and sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with the savory dumplings.
Dipping them in the sauce gives an extra burst of flavor that you and your guests will enjoy.
15. Coconut Curry Dipping Sauce.
Coconut curry dipping sauce is a great accompaniment to Chinese dumplings. It has a creamy, slightly sweet base with hints of garlic and ginger.
The addition of curry powder adds an earthy flavor that pairs well with the savory filling in the dumplings.
To make this delicious sauce, simply combine one can of coconut milk with two tablespoons of curry powder, a teaspoon of minced garlic, a teaspoon of minced ginger, and one tablespoon of honey.
Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens. Serve warm as a dipping sauce with Chinese dumplings.
16. Creamy Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce.
A classic accompaniment to Chinese dumplings, this simple and delicious sauce is a must-have.
Start by combining ½ cup of soy sauce, three tablespoons of rice vinegar, one tablespoon of honey, two teaspoons of grated ginger root, one teaspoon of sesame oil and a pinch of garlic powder in a small bowl.
Stir until all ingredients are evenly mixed and serve with cooked dumplings. For a slightly spicier version, add a teaspoon of chili paste or chopped fresh chili peppers.
17. Cucumber salad.
A light and refreshing side dish, cucumber salad pairs well with dumplings.
Simply mix thinly sliced cucumbers, red onion, vinegar, sugar, oil, and herbs together in a large bowl and let marinate for at least half an hour before serving.
It adds brightness to the meal and helps cut through the richness of the dumplings.
18. Egg Drop Soup.
This light and simple soup is a classic companion to Chinese dumplings. It’s easy to make, but packs a flavorful punch with its simple combination of chicken stock, eggs, and scallions.
The addition of fresh ginger adds an extra layer of complexity and brings out the flavors of the dumplings even more. Serve it as a starter before the main meal of dumplings, or as a hearty side.
19. Fresh spring rolls.
Fresh spring rolls are a light and crunchy accompaniment to Chinese dumplings that helps to balance out the rich flavor of the dumplings.
They can be filled with vegetables, shrimp, pork or any other filling you desire. Serve them with a spicy dipping sauce on the side for an extra kick of flavor.
20. Fried Green Beans with Garlic Sichuan Sauce.
This delicious side dish is a classic accompaniment to Chinese dumplings. The recipe requires only 6 ingredients and can be cooked in just 20 minutes.
It’s easy to prepare with simple instructions that anyone can follow. Start by frying green beans in a pan over medium-high heat until they’re golden brown and crispy.
Then add garlic, soy sauce, chilli flakes, and sugar for a delicious Sichuan sauce. Finally, stir in some sesame oil to finish off the dish with an aromatic pop of flavor.
Serve this flavorful side dish alongside your favorite Chinese dumplings for an unforgettable meal.
21. Fried Noodles.
Fried noodles are a great accompaniment to Chinese dumplings. Not only are they quick and easy to prepare, but they can also be customized with different seasonings and sauces to match the flavors of your dumplings.
For example, if you’re serving spicy dumplings, you can add some chili oil or Szechuan pepper for added flavor.
Or, if you’re serving a sweeter variety, opt for soy sauce and sesame oil for a savory taste. Fried noodles are also a great way to bulk up the meal and make it more filling. And they reheat easily so you can always have them on hand when serving dumplings.
22. Fried Sesame Balls.
Fried sesame balls are a traditional Chinese snack, usually made with glutinous rice flour and filled with sweet red bean paste.
This deep-fried treat has become popular as an accompaniment to dumplings. Served either warm or cold, these little bites of sweetness can help round out the savory flavors in the dumpling dishes.
23. Fruit & Shrimp Salad.
If you’re looking for something light and fresh to pair with your Chinese dumplings, a fruit & shrimp salad is an excellent choice. Fresh seasonal fruit is combined with cooked shrimp and tossed in a flavorful Asian-inspired dressing.
It’s the perfect pairing for those savory pork or shrimp dumplings! To make it even faster and easier, you can purchase pre-cooked shrimp at most grocery stores. Serve the salad alongside your dumplings and enjoy a balanced meal that’s sure to please!
24. Green Bean Salad.
Green Bean Salad is a great dish to serve with Chinese dumplings as it is crunchy, refreshing and full of flavor. Its bright green color complements the vibrant colors of the dumplings, while its sweetness helps to balance out their savory taste.
To make Green Bean Salad, simply blanch some fresh green beans in boiling water and then mix them with a vinaigrette made of olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped parsley or chives to add an extra pop of flavor.
25. Hot and Sour Soup.
Hot and Sour Soup is a classic Chinese appetizer that pairs perfectly with dumplings. The soup has a rich, savory taste with an underlying spicy kick.
Made from stock, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and chili peppers, it’s sure to give your dumpling dinner an extra kick of flavor.
It’s also light enough that it won’t fill you up before the main event. Serve it with a side of steamed rice for a truly authentic experience.
26. Jalapeno and Honey Dipping Sauce.
This is a delicious, sweet and spicy sauce that pairs well with savory Chinese dumplings. To make the sauce, combine 1/4 cup honey, 1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper (finely chopped), 1 teaspoon sesame oil and 2 tablespoons rice vinegar in a small bowl.
Stir until all ingredients are evenly combined. Serve this sauce with your favorite steamed, boiled or pan-fried dumplings.
27. Jellyfish salad.
This traditional appetizer is often served with dumplings in China. It’s made of cold jellyfish, cucumbers, and carrots, dressed with a savory dressing containing sesame oil and soy sauce.
This dish adds a light crunch to the meal that complements the soft texture of the dumplings perfectly.
A classic Korean side dish, kimchi is the perfect accompaniment to Chinese dumplings. Made with fermented vegetables such as cabbage or radish, kimchi adds a welcome spicy flavor that pairs well with the delicate flavor of dumplings.
For an even fuller experience, try whipping up some homemade kimchi using traditional ingredients and recipes.
29. Mee siam.
Mee siam is a spicy, tangy dish made of rice vermicelli noodles cooked with tamarind juice and served with a variety of toppings. It pairs perfectly with Chinese dumplings as it adds an extra layer of flavor to the savory dish.
To make mee siam, start by soaking the noodles in hot water for about 10 minutes before draining.
Heat up some oil in a pan and stir fry the noodles with garlic, onion, dried shrimp, and chili flakes until fragrant. Add the tamarind juice and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.
Mochi is a traditional Japanese dessert made from pounded glutinous rice. It is an ideal accompaniment to dumplings because of its chewy texture and subtle sweetness that enhances the flavor of the savory dish.
Mochi can be served in many different forms, including ice cream-filled mochi balls or as small cubes topped with sweetened soy sauce or a syrup such as anko (red bean paste).
It can also be enjoyed in traditional preparation such as oshiruko, which is made of mochi boiled in sweetened red bean soup.
Mochi provides the perfect balance to savory dumplings; its unique texture and flavor combinations are sure to make it a favorite on the dinner table.
31. Mushroom Dumplings with Sweet Chili Ginger Sesame Sauce.
Mushroom dumplings are a delicious and versatile dish that pairs well with many different flavors.
The sweet chili ginger sesame sauce is the perfect accompaniment to this savory dish. It adds a touch of sweetness and spice, as well as a hint of nuttiness from the sesame seeds.
Serve these mushroom dumplings with a side of steamed vegetables or some fried rice for a complete meal.
32. Orange chicken.
This classic Chinese dish is a popular accompaniment to dumplings and pairs perfectly with the savory flavors. The sweet and sour combination of orange chicken helps to balance out the richness of the dumplings, providing a refreshing taste that complements its flavor.
Additionally, it can be easily prepared in batches for larger gatherings or made quickly for a quick meal. Orange chicken is a versatile dish that can be served with dumplings, steamed or fried, to create an unforgettable meal.
33. Plantain Dumpling Soup.
Plantain dumplings are a simple and delicious addition to a light soup. To make this dish, start by peeling a few plantains, then slice them into small cubes.
Boil the plantain cubes in water until they become soft and pliable. Once cooked, remove from heat, drain the water and set aside. In a large pot, bring four cups of chicken stock to a boil.
Add in any vegetables you wish, such as carrots or celery, then season with salt and pepper. Once the vegetables are tender, add the plantain cubes to the pot and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
Taste your soup and adjust seasoning if needed. Then ladle into bowls and top with your favorite garnishes. Serve with a side of sour cream or yogurt for an extra creamy texture and flavor.
34. Potsticker Rice Noodle Bowl.
A great way to serve dumplings is by making a potsticker rice noodle bowl. Start by boiling a pot of water and adding in some rice noodles. Cook the noodles according to package directions until they are al dente.
Next, sauté some minced garlic and diced vegetables such as onion, bell peppers, carrots, or mushrooms in a separate skillet. Once the vegetables have softened, add in cooked dumplings and toss to combine.
To finish, pour in some soy sauce or teriyaki sauce for flavor and simmer until everything is heated through.
35. Quinoa Cabbage Salad.
Quinoa is an excellent source of protein and fiber, making it a great addition to any meal. Combined with cabbage, this salad adds crunchy texture and freshness that pairs perfectly with dumplings.
To make it even more flavorful, add some chopped green onions and a tangy vinaigrette dressing. Serve the dish cold or warm for a delicious side to go with your dumplings.
For a heartier salad, consider adding some diced apples and walnuts to the mix for extra crunch. The sweetness of the apples will balance out any spicy flavors in the dumplings, while the walnuts add an additional layer of texture and flavor.
36. Scallion Pancakes.
This traditional Chinese dish is popularly served with dumplings. They are a savory, crunchy snack that can be used as an appetizer or side dish. Scallion pancakes are made of dough that has been mixed with scallions and then fried until golden brown.
The combination of the salty dough and the onion-y flavor of the scallions make for a delicious accompaniment to the soft dumplings.
They are especially great when dipped in traditional Chinese sauces like soy sauce, vinegar and chili oil. For an extra kick, top them off with sesame seeds or chopped peanuts!
37. Scallop congee.
This traditional Chinese dish is made using white rice and scallops, and it pairs perfectly with dumplings. Cooked in a savory broth, the congee provides a comforting contrast to the flavor of the dumplings.
Try adding some diced vegetables for an extra crunch. For something more substantial on the side, try pan-fried pork buns. This classic dim sum dish is a perfect companion to dumplings, and it’s easy to make at home.
For an extra layer of flavor and texture, serve your dumplings with crispy spring rolls. Wrapped in a thin pastry, these fried rolls offer a unique contrast to the doughy texture of the dumplings.
38. Scrambled Eggs With Zucchini.
This is a simple yet delicious side dish for dumplings. All you need to make it is some scrambled eggs, diced zucchini, and your favorite seasonings. Heat a pan over medium heat with oil or butter and add in the zucchini.
Sauté until softened, then add in the eggs and cook until desired doneness. Season with salt and pepper, or any other desired herbs and spices. Serve alongside your favorite dumplings for a tasty meal.
39. Semolina Soup Dumplings.
For a perfect meal, Semolina Soup Dumplings should be served with a light broth to help enhance their flavor.
A simple vegetable broth is a great accompaniment to this dish, as it helps to bring out the natural flavors of the ingredients and will not overpower them.
Additionally, you could pair your dumplings with a vegetable stir-fry or a salad to add some crunch and texture to the meal.
40. Sesame Ginger Noodles.
Sesame ginger noodles are a popular accompaniment to dumplings. The dish is made with fresh noodles, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. It is usually seasoned with salt and pepper and sometimes has other seasonings added for flavor as well.
The result is a light and flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with the savory flavors of dumplings. The noodles are usually cooked al dente, which helps them stay firm and not become too mushy when served with the dumplings.
If desired, chopped scallions can be added as a garnish for extra flavor. For a vegetarian option, tofu can also be substituted for the noodles.
41. Spring Rolls.
Spring rolls are a classic accompaniment to dumplings. The light and crispy texture of the fried spring roll wrapper complements the soft, juicy filling of the dumpling perfectly.
They come in both vegetarian and meat varieties, so they can be customized to suit any taste.
To make sure that your spring rolls stay nice and crunchy, fry them in a shallow skillet until golden brown. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauces for added flavor.
42. Stir-Fried Snow Peas.
A traditional Chinese dish, stir-fried snow peas are a great accompaniment to dumplings. They can be cooked with garlic and ginger for added flavor, or simply tossed in a wok with some oil and seasonings.
The snow peas add a nice crunchy texture to the meal that pairs nicely with the softness of the dumplings. For added color, you can also mix in other vegetables like mushrooms or bok choy. This dish is light and refreshing, so it helps balance out the heavier dumplings.
43. Szechuan Green Beans.
This classic Chinese side dish is a great accompaniment to dumplings. It’s made from green beans fried with garlic and red pepper flakes for a sweet, smoky flavor.
Serve it alongside your favorite dumpling recipe for an unbeatable combination of flavors!
44. Teriyaki Meatballs.
Teriyaki meatballs are a delicious and easy-to-make accompaniment to dumplings. They have a savory flavor with a hint of sweetness that pairs well with the flavors of traditional dumpling fillings.
You can prepare teriyaki meatballs in advance, either by baking them in the oven or pan-frying them in a skillet.
45. Thai Dipping Sauce.
This sauce is the perfect accompaniment to dumplings, as it adds a subtle complexity of flavors. It’s made with soy sauce, garlic, chili peppers, lime juice, and sugar.
It has a nice balance of sweet and spicy that pairs perfectly with the savory dumpling filling. Serve this sauce on the side so everyone can customize their own dipping experience.
46. Thai Peanut & Quinoa Salad.
This flavorful and light dish is a great accompaniment to dumplings. It features quinoa cooked in vegetable broth and tossed with crunchy vegetables, spicy Thai peanut sauce, fresh herbs and lime juice for a flavor boost.
47. Thai-Style Dipping Sauce.
For a twist on the classic dumpling accompaniment, try a Thai-style dipping sauce. Simply mix together fish sauce, fresh lime juice, brown sugar, garlic and chili for an irresistible flavor combination. This is sure to kick up the flavor of your dumplings and add some exotic flair to your meal!
48. Tofu Siu Mai.
Tofu Siu Mai is a great accompaniment to dumplings. This popular dim sum dish features silken tofu enveloping a savory pork filling, steamed in an open-topped wrapper.
The tofu casing helps keep the pork moist and juicy while providing a unique texture contrast. It’s also vegetarian friendly and can be served hot or cold.
Serve it with a light soy dipping sauce and freshly chopped scallions for an extra burst of flavor.
Dumplings are the perfect way to enjoy a variety of flavors, so why not add the delicious flavor of ube? Ube is a sweet purple yam that is traditionally used in Filipino desserts.
It has an aromatic, nutty taste and goes great with savory dishes such as dumplings. You can serve them as an appetizer or side dish, or you can even make them the star of a meal.
Ube dumplings are easy to make and can be served with a variety of sauces and condiments like chili oil, sweet-and-sour sauce, soy sauce, and more.
50. Vegetable Rice Pilaf.
Vegetable rice pilaf is a great accompaniment to dumplings. It’s flavorful, light, and easy to make. To prepare, start by cooking the long-grain rice in vegetable broth for added flavor and nutrition.
When the rice is done cooking, fluff it with a fork and stir in some cooked vegetables of your choice.
51. Vegetable Stir Fry.
If you are looking for a lighter, more nutritious side dish to serve with dumplings, a simple vegetable stir fry is the perfect option.
Choose from your favorite vegetables like broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, carrots and snow peas, then toss them in a bit of olive oil and seasonings.
Stir fry until just tender and serve hot along with your dumplings. The contrasting textures and flavors will create a truly memorable meal.
How to serve steamed dumplings?
Steamed dumplings are a delicious and popular dish enjoyed across many cultures. They can be served as an appetizer or main meal and make a great addition to any dinner table. Serving steamed dumplings is easy and there are several ways you can do it.
One way to serve steamed dumplings is to place them on a plate and garnish with sliced green onions. Sprinkle the dumplings with a light soy sauce or sesame oil, if desired. Serve them warm alongside a side of steamed vegetables or rice.
If you’re looking to make your presentation more interesting, try arranging the dumplings in small dishes and garnishing them with colorful vegetables, such as carrots and bell peppers. Or you can get creative and make dumpling boats by arranging the dumplings in a circle surrounded by shredded cabbage or lettuce.
What vegetables go with dumplings?
Vegetables are a great way to add flavor and nutrition to dumplings. Some of the most common vegetables served with dumplings include cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, snow peas, celery and spinach.
These ingredients can be cooked into the filling or served as accompaniments. You can also stir-fry the vegetables and toss them with a bit of soy sauce or cooking wine for added flavor.
If you want to make your dumplings extra special, try adding fresh herbs like cilantro, basil or scallions. You can also top your dumplings with flavorful sauces like chili oil, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, or sesame oil.
What is the best way to serve pork dumplings?
Pork dumplings can be served either boiled or pan-fried. Boiling pork dumplings is the traditional way of cooking them and adds a softer, chewier texture to the filling.
To boil pork dumplings, add them to a pot of lightly salted boiling water for about 5 minutes or until they are cooked through. Serve the boiled dumplings with soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, or other dipping sauces.
Pan-frying pork dumplings is a popular way to cook them and adds a crispier texture. Heat some oil in a frying pan over medium heat and add the pork dumplings in a single layer. Fry them for 2-3 minutes until the bottom is golden brown.
Flip the dumplings over and cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Serve them with soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, or other dipping sauces.
Dumplings are a versatile food that can be enjoyed any time of the year. Whether you are making homemade dumplings or ordering them from your favorite restaurant, they make a great meal when served with complementary accompaniments such as sauces, vegetables, and other side dishes.
50 Delicious Side Dishes for Dumpling
A dumpling recipe can be served with a variety of side dishes that are both delicious and complement the flavors of the dumplings. For example, a simple cucumber salad made with thinly sliced cucumbers, red onions, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce and rice vinegar is classic.
- Asian Chicken Noodle Soup.
- Black Bean Sauce.
- Carrot Dumplings.
- Char Siu Roasted Eggplant.
- Chicken congee.
- Chicken Noodle Soup.
- Chicken Stir Fry Noodles.
- Chinese Broccoli.
- Chinese Brown Sauce.
- Chinese Hot and Sour Soup.
- Chinese Mustard Dipping Sauce.
- Chinese Pickled Cucumber Soy Sauce.
- Chinese Sausage Fried Rice.
- Chinese Sweet and Sour Sauce.
- Coconut Curry Dipping Sauce.
- Creamy Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce.
- Cucumber salad.
- Egg Drop Soup.
- Fresh spring rolls.
- Fried Green Beans with Garlic Sichuan Sauce.
- Fried Noodles.
- Fried Sesame Balls.
- Fruit & Shrimp Salad.
- Green Bean Salad.
- Hot and Sour Soup.
- Jalapeno and Honey Dipping Sauce.
- Jellyfish salad.
- Mee siam.
- Mushroom Dumplings with Sweet Chili Ginger Sesame Sauce.
- Orange chicken.
- Plantain Dumpling Soup.
- Potsticker Rice Noodle Bowl.
- Quinoa Cabbage Salad.
- Scallion Pancakes.
- Scallop congee.
- Scrambled Eggs With Zucchini.
- Semolina Soup Dumplings.
- Sesame Ginger Noodles.
- Spring Rolls.
- Stir-Fried Snow Peas.
- Szechuan Green Beans.
- Teriyaki Meatballs.
- Thai Dipping Sauce.
- Thai Peanut & Quinoa Salad.
- Thai-Style Dipping Sauce.
- Tofu Siu Mai.
- Vegetable Rice Pilaf.
- Vegetable Stir Fry.
- Choose your favorite side dishes that are quick and easy to prepare.
- If you’re making a dumpling-themed meal, look for side dishes that highlight the flavors of the dumplings. For example, if your dumplings have pork as an ingredient, serve them with Chinese broccoli or char siu roasted eggplant. You can also find recipes that use the same ingredients as your dumplings, like fried sesame balls or plantain dumpling soup.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauces, such as Chinese mustard dipping sauce or jalapeno and honey dipping sauce.
- Finally, don’t forget to include some vegetables to make sure everyone is getting their nutrition!