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Vegetable Dumplings

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Makes 6 servings


Prep Time

20 minutes


Cook Time

15 minutes

kikkoman products used:


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup + ½ cup hot water, divided
⅛ teaspoon + ½ teaspoon sea salt, divided
2 cups Napa cabbage, shredded
⅓ cup shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped
¼ cup + ¼ cup scallions, finely chopped, divided
½ teaspoon garlic, minced
¼ cup Kikkoman® Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons Kikkoman® Sesame Oil, divided
1 teaspoon cilantro, chopped
½ teaspoon ginger, grated
⅛ teaspoon chili flakes
½ teaspoon sesame seeds for serving


  1. To make dough, combine flour and ⅛ teaspoon salt in a medium mixing bowl. Pour in ½ cup hot water while stirring to form into a dough. Lightly flour a work surface and knead dough out for 7-10 minutes to soften and smooth. Transfer dough back to bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow dough to set out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Place cabbage in a small bowl and add remaining sea salt. Toss gently and set aside for 10 minutes to draw out moisture.
  3. Combine mushrooms, scallions, and garlic in a small bowl. Use a clean kitchen towel to wring out cabbage over sink, removing excess liquid. Add cabbage to bowl with vegetables. Stir and set aside.
  4. Stir together soy sauce, sesame oil, cilantro, ginger, and chili flakes in another small bowl.
  5. Divide dough into 12 small balls. Sprinkle each ball with flour and roll out onto work surface using a rolling pin to form round discs.
  6. Fill each disc with 1 heaping teaspoon of filling mixture in the center. Fold ends up and pinch dough to seal. Set onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Heat 2 tablespoons of sesame oil in a medium skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add dumplings to skillet and cook 4-5 minutes to lightly brown bottoms. Reduce heat to low and slowing add hot water to skillet, cover and cook an additional 7-8 minutes to steam dough through. Serve hot garnished with sesame seeds, remaining scallions and sauce for dipping.


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.


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