Mushroom Dumplings

Jan 19, 2021 | Appetizers, Food

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  I’ve been planning on making these Fried/Steamed Mushroom Dumplings all month long and finally got around to it!  I’m so glad I did because they were so yummy!  I made these along with a chicken stir-fry and vegetables.  I wanted to put these in the Sit, Stay, Eat cookbook but decided that I would save them for the blog.  My egg rolls made it in the book instead.  I’ve been making those for years and knew that recipe had been tested over and over again.  This recipe had only been tried a few times but let me tell you this is a good one!  If you are inviting your vegetarian friends over for dinner, then this will surely satisfy them!  Made with mushrooms, spinach, garlic, and ginger and no meat this is a crowd pleaser.
Steamed Mushrooms |
Steamed Mushrooms |

If you are not a spinach or mushroom lover, try replacing spinach with Bok Choy and mushrooms with ToFu.  Want some color, throw in slivers of carrots!  Looking for more tried and true recipes, check out my previous posts here:

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Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Donuts

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Fried Pork Chops

Steamed Mushrooms |
Steamed Mushrooms |
Lay the wonton wrapper flat, fill the middle with a tablespoon of filling in the middle of the wrapper, wet the outer perimeter of the wrapper, pull the edges up, and twist.  There is no need to make them look perfect.  This recipe calls for lightly wetting the bottom of the wonton, coating the bottom in sesame seeds and frying them in sesame oil until brown but I chose to skip this step this time and fry them directly in the oil for 5 minutes before steaming them in water.  Dipping the wonton in sesame seeds keeps the bottom from falling through but I’m not a huge fan of sesame seeds.  It’s all in what you prefer but be careful in picking up your dumpling as it will be a bit softer without the sesame seeds.
Steamed Mushrooms |

A tray of steamed dumplings can look a little bland.  Try making a few different dipping sauces.  It provides different colors and flavors to your table.  These dumplings look like little pillows with flowers on top.  Try making different shapes like triangles, Chinese cookies, these pillows, or half moons!  Use different ceramic dishes in different colors to make your table come alive!  Create a fun centerpiece using cherry blossoms and votive candles.


Steamed Mushrooms |
Steamed Mushrooms |

Mushroom Dumplings

A semi fried boiled mushroom dumpling with a sweet garlic chili sauce for dipping
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Mushroom, spinach, garlic, ginger, wonton
Author: Two Adorable Labs


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 shallot sliced into slivers
  • 4 cups shitake mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 cups spinach chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 10 wonton wrappers
  • 2 green onions

Hot Garlic Sauce

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes, broken up
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce


  • Cut up shallots, mushrooms, and spinach into slivers.
  • Heat sesame oil in large cast iron skillet over medium to high heat. When oil shimmers, add shallots. When they start to caramelize, add mushrooms, ginger, and garlic and cook.
  • Add soy sauce and a pinch of pepper (if needed) and let cook down. Remove from heat.
  • Assemble by adding 1 tablespoon of filling onto each wrapper. Brush water around the edges of wrapper. Fold edges of wrapper up around the filling and pinch in the center to seal.
  • Heat a few tablescpoons of vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat, drop dumplings in oil and cook for 2-3 minutes, carefully pour 1/4 cup of water into pan, immediately cover with lid and let dumplings steam.
  • Be careful because water will splater when it hits the pan. Cover pan with lid fast. Serve warm with dipping sauces.

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  1. Carla Evans

    Those look so delicious! Will have to try them for sure????

    • Bobbi

      Yes, they were really good. I might make them again tomorrow! LOL


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