Green Cabbage and Egg Dumplings

Li demonstrated how to make Green Cabbage and Egg Dumplings in the South Arm Community Kitchen. Making dumpling is common during the Chinese New Year eve. The whole family will gather together to make dumplings.


Many hands made this job so much more fun. Some will make the wrappers while others make the dumplings.


This Green Cabbage and Egg Dumplings has a crunchy filing as it just need to be boiled until the dough is cooked as the filling does not contain meat. It is almost a vegetarian dumpling if you substitute the egg with tofu, mushroom, etc.


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 kilogram (2 pounds) green cabbage
  • 100 g (3 to 4) green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 inches ginger, minced
  • salt to taste
  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil for dipping sauce

For the wrapper

  • 1200ml all-purpose flour
  • 540ml water
  • Cabbage-Dumplings-1

Source: Li


Cabbage-Dumplings-3Rinse the green cabbage, remove outer leave if necessary and coarsely chop.
Cabbage-Dumplings-2Use a food processor to finely chopped the cabbage.
Cabbage-Dumplings-4Add some salt to the cabbage and leave for 10 minutes to extract the juice out.
Cabbage-Dumplings-5Squeeze all the liquid out. You can save the juice to make a soup with the water used to cook the dumplings.
Cabbage-Dumplings-17Scramble the eggs and finely chop the eggs.

Combine the cabbage, eggs, green onions and gingers in a large mixing bowl.

Add oil and salt to taste. Mix well.

Cabbage-Dumplings-8Li had prepared a dough using a bread machine in the morning. The ratio of flour to water is 10 to 4.5. Watch the video below on how to make the dumpling wrapper from the dough.


Cabbage-Dumplings-18Fill the wrappers with the fillings.Check out this post on other methods of wrapping dumplings (the video is at the very end of the post).
Cabbage-Dumplings-11Bring a big pot of water to a boil. Add the dumplings in batches. Gently stir the dumplings to prevent them from sticking together or stick to the bottom of the pot.
Cabbage-Dumplings-12When the water comes to a boil, add some cold water. Once the dumplings float to the top, they are done.
Cabbage-Dumplings-13Use a sieve to remove the dumplings.
Cabbage-Dumplings-14Place the dumplings in a plate with a few drops of sesame oil. Shake the plate so that the dumplings will be lightly coated with the sesame oil. The sesame oil will help the dumplings from sticking together and also impart a good flavour to the dumplings.
Cabbage-Dumplings-16When all the dumplings are cooked, you can add the juices from the cabbage to the water and season it with salt to taste. This will make a simple vegetable broth.

Li, thank you for sharing and we had so much fun making dumplings.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Lucy H

    it is a vegetarian dumpling =]
    vegans on the other hand don’t eat eggs or any animal by-products, such as milk, honey, etc
    I might substitute the skin for pre-made wonton skin though – just because I’m too lazy. Looks good!

    1. Suanne

      Hi Lucy, try to get store bought dumpling skin instead of wonton skin as the wonton skin will be too soft for dumpling. They are usually found in the same section as the wonton skin and they are round in shape.

  2. Jean

    I would like an opinion here:

    My mother did make the same type of dumplings but she didn’t use cabbage. She tended to use meat. In fact, she was abit denigrating about using cabbage as a filling for a time-intensive dish, such as handmade dumplings. (and she did make the dough from scratch).

    Yea, maybe my mother was snob…but she probably wanted to make her dumpling time worthwhile and make memorable food. Other times of year, she was too busy cooking for 6 children, etc.

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