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Dumplings and Soup


  • Packaged potsticker wrappers (dumplings)
  • Small handful of chopped cilantro per bowl
  • Small handful of chopped green onions per bowl
  • 1 drop of sesame oil per bowl
  • A pinch of salt and a sprinkle of white pepper per bowl
  • Water

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:

5 minutes



Here's something simple that our own Isabel Lai, guest correspondent (and middle schooler) made for her family. She says, "It's an easy meal that my family and I eat all the time."

This recipe is further detailed in Isabel's column, with additional photos to show the step-by-step process.

Foodie Byte: The wrapper calls these dumplings potstickers--don't let that confuse you! And, dipping the dumplings in soy sauce is optional!


  1. To cook dumplings:
  2. Boil a pot of water.
  3. When the water is boiling gently drop desired amount of dumplings into your pot.
  4. Stir gently.
  5. Let dumplings cook for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Spoon out dumplings with a seive onto a plate.
  7. To cook soup:
  8. Put a small handful of chopped cilantro and green onions into a bowl.
  9. Put 1 drop of sesame oil into the bowl.
  10. Put a pinch of salt and a sprinkle of white pepper into the bowl.
  11. Now, put the water you just cooked with into the bowl. If you want more flavor, put less water and vice versa.