Suey Choy (Napa Cabbage) Pork Dumpling

Betty made Suey Choy Pork Dumpling in the Caring Place Community Kitchen a couple weeks ago.

This is the pan fried version which I find is more tasty than the boiled version. The boiled version is best served in hot broth to keep it warm. You can check out the technique of making the boiled version at this link.



  • 1 package of fresh dumpling skin (about 50 pieces)
  • 1 lb lean ground pork
  • 1 1 small suey choy (napa cabbage), finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt



IMG_9340_edited-1Marinate with pork with dark soy sauce, sesame seed oil, green onion and ginger for half an hour.
IMG_9346_edited-1In the meantime, finely chopped the suey choy. You may substitute the suey choy with flat chives. The addition of prawns will enhanced the chives flavour. Add the chopped suey choy into the marinated pork and mix well.
IMG_9351_edited-1This is a quick technique of making dumpling demonstrated by Betty.

Put a tablespoon of filling onto the dumpling skin. Pinch the top together.

IMG_9352_edited-1Place the dumpling between your thumb and index fingers on both hands and press the remaining unseal skin together tightly.
IMG_9357_edited-1It does need a lot of practice to make a good looking dumpling. We had a lot fun try our hands on making the dumplings. You can see there are various shapes of dumplings in the tray made by different people.
IMG_9366_edited-1Betty first cook the dumplings in boiling water until they float to the top. Then, the dumplings are removed from the boiling water, drained and dried using paper towels. She then panfried the dumplings until all sides are golden brown.

Betty, thank you for sharing the technique of making dumplings.

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  1. Anonymous

    I love pork & cabbage dumplings (but prefer boiled), I can eat them everyday !

  2. LotusRapper

    Ooops, I commented above but forgot to sign in.

  3. lene

    looks delicious

  4. liz

    Looks so good! Where do you get your wrappers?

  5. Suanne

    You may find such wrappers in Chinese groceries stores in places like Richmond Public Market, Crystal Mall and New Hong Kong Supermarket in Richmond.

  6. peew

    Just wanted to add that in UK (and maybe other Western countries) this kind of dumpling is called “Pot Stickers” and in Japan, they are known as “Gyoza”.

    I want also to add that I totally love your illustrative step-by-step pictorial guides to your recipes! I think ALL recipes should be presented in this manner! It’s so helpful and clear! Well done and keep it up!! Thanks!

  7. Suzanne Gerard

    I never heard of “suey choi” before but from the picture, I would think it is just another name for napa.

    1. Suanne

      Hi Suzanne, suey choi is the Chinese name for napa cabbage.

      1. Suzanne Gerard

        I just figured I would hunt it down until I found a photo and was surprised to see napa which I and many others have used for years. It would be helpful when using a less common name (suey choi) for an ingredient commonly know but by another name (napa),the more common name could be included set off by commas or parentheses.

        1. Suanne

          Hi Suzanne, I had included the name napa cabbage as suggested.

        2. liz

          I have also used suey choi (siu choy) for many years and never known it to be called napa until California farmers started growing it in the Napa Valley. Depending where a person is from this veg can be called either and both would be a common name for it. I have also seen 2 types; one long and narrow, the other is shorter and grows thicker.

          1. Ben

            Hmmm … come to think of it. What does the sign says in the supermarkets in Vancouver? I know they says “Suey Choy” in the Asian stores and farm markets in Vancouver … but am wondering what they put up in places like the Superstore, IGA, and places like that.

  8. Suzanne Gerard

    Thanks. I am sure that will help many.

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