Pot Sticker


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 lb white shrimp, peeled, deveined, and chopped
  • 2 bunches spinach
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 king oyster mushrooms, minced
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt or on your own level

For home made dough: makes 48 pieces

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup tap water
  • some flour for work surface

Cooking Steps:

  1. For the filling
    1. Combine pork, mushrooms and shrimp in a large mixing bowl and mix with egg white, cooking wine, green onions, ginger, soy sauce, and salt thoroughly.
    2. Blanche Spinach in boiling water about 30 seconds, squeeze dry and chop finely, squeeze dry again, add to the meat mixture.
    3. Drop sesame oil in and mix it well again. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
    4. For the dough
      1. In a large bowl mix flour with 1 cup of boiling water and stir until water is absorbed. Continue adding the rest water and mixing thoroughly.
      2. Knead the dough well, let stand and cover with a damp towel for 30 minutes.
      3. Remove the dough to floured board, knead again until smooth.
      4. Divide the dough into 48 pieces. Take each piece of dough and form a flattened round piece; make the centers slightly thicker than the edges.
      5. Put 1 Tbsp of filling in the center then fold over to make a half circle and pinch edges together stretch a litter longer.
      6. In a hot sauté pan coated well with oil, place pot stickers flat side down to cover the entire pan, but not overlapping (about 14-16 pieces). Cook until the bottom is browned. Add two-third cup water and cover.
      7. Continue to cook until the water is gone, reduce heat to medium low and cook for another minute or so.
      8. Serve immediately, with dipping sauce.

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce, or chili paste
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced green onion

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. This will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for several days.