Prawn and Spring Onion Dumplings

Dumplings is an Asian dimsum appetizer and it is very similar to siomai. They can be steamed or fried depending on your preference. This dumpling recipe I have is steamed and composed of prawns and spring onion and of course some spices and flavorings. You can also use chives which is very similar to spring onion in appearance and taste. Spring onions is readily available than chives so I prefer to use it than chives.



1/2 kilo prawns, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped spring onions
2 tsp. grated onion
1/2 Tbsp. crushed garlic
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 egg
wonton wrappers
water for brushing


For the dipping sauce:
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp. calamansi juice


How to make Prawn and Spring Onion Dumplings:

  • In a bowl, mix well to combine the prawns, onions, garlic, cornstarch, soy sauce, sesame oil and egg.
  • Place a teaspoonful of prawn mixture into each wonton wrapper.
  • Brush edges with water. Fold in half and press edges of wonton wrappers to seal.
  • Fold edges lightly to create pleat design. Place in steamer and steam for about 8 minutes or until prawns are cooked and wrappers are tender.
  • In a small bowl, combine soy sauce and calamansi juice.  Serve as dipping sauce for the dumplings.


Prawn and Chive Dumplings