Halfway Homemade: Asian Style Dumpling Soup

Asian style dumpling soupI have chronic cold hands. Really. I do. I have the coldest cold hands in the history of cold hands.Trey sometimes shivers when I touch his arm. And I’ve been known to wear gloves indoors on occasion. I haven’t found a cure yet, but the best treatment I’ve come across is mugs of hot coffee and delicious brothy soup.

This is soup. Not coffee. Just for the record.Delicious asian style dumpling soup recipeI haven’t found any good vegetarian/pescatarian friendly dumplings or pot stickers (maybe you know of some brands for me to check out?). So I decided to make my own. I used store bought won ton wrappers. Making this recipe the latest in our halfway homemade series.Vegan pot stickersVegetarian Dumplings, makes 60*

1/2 lb veggie sausage
1 green onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon sriracha (add a little more if you like it hot)
1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
won ton wrappers

In a food processor combine all the ingredients except the wrappers and pulse until a coarse meal forms. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon filling into each wrapper. Gently wet two edges of the wrapper, fold into a triangle and press the edges together. Now wet two of the triangle corners and fold them in to the center. Repeat until you have filled all the wrappers.

*The won ton wrappers I used came with 60 wrappers in the package. The recipe above will make enough filling to fill them all. You don’t need all 60 dumplings for the soup. You will only need 30. So you can either cut this recipe in half or make them all and freeze the extra 30. Up to you.How to wrap pot stickersMaking homemade pot stickers is easyOnce you have your dumplings prepared it’s time to cook them and make the soup.Homemade vegan dumplingsAsian Style Dumpling Soup, (heavily) adapted from the latest edition of Gourmet magazine.

4 cups vegetable broth
2 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon sriracha
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 cup thinly sliced brussels sprouts (or cabbage)
1 cup cooked edamame peas
a handful of dried shitake mushrooms Homemade dumpling recipeIn a large pot combine the stock and water. Bring to a low boil and cook the dumplings in the hot broth for 5-6 minutes until they are nearly cooked through. In the meantime you can prep your other ingredients.Homemade pho soupNow add the onion, brussels sprouts, edamame and mushrooms. Cook over medium low heat until the mushrooms have softened and all the ingredients are warmed through. Stir in the oil, sriracha and soy sauce. Taste and add any seasoning or more soy sauce if you need.Dumpling soup recipeSuper easy homemade asian style soupServe hot and be sure to evenly distribute the dumplings. Or, hoard them for yourself. I won’t tell. xo. Emma

Asian Style Dumpling Soup

Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

for the Veggie Dumplings

  • 1/2 lb veggie sausage
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sriracha add a little more if you like it hot
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • won ton wrappers

for the soup:

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup thinly sliced brussels sprouts or cabbage
  • 1 cup cooked edamame peas
  • a handful of dried shitake mushrooms

Instructions

  1. In a food processor combine all the ingredients except the wrappers and pulse until a coarse meal forms. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon filling into each wrapper. Gently wet two edges of the wrapper, fold into a triangle and press the edges together. Now wet two of the triangle corners and fold them in to the center. Repeat until you have filled all the wrappers.
  2. *The won ton wrappers I used came with 60 wrappers in the package. The recipe above will make enough filling to fill them all. You don't need all 60 dumplings for the soup. You will only need 30. So you can either cut this recipe in half or make them all and freeze the extra 30. Up to you.
  3. Once you have your dumplings prepared it's time to cook them and make the soup.
  4. In a large pot combine the stock and water. Bring to a low boil and cook the dumplings in the hot broth for 5-6 minutes until they are nearly cooked through. In the meantime you can prep your other ingredients.
  5. Now add the onion, brussels sprouts, edamame and mushrooms. Cook over medium low heat until the mushrooms have softened and all the ingredients are warmed through. Stir in the oil, sriracha and soy sauce. Taste and add any seasoning or more soy sauce if you need.
  • I made this dish per recipe but added more sriracha at the end. I love spicy – added ~1TBSP. Huge hit and the taste was amazing. Had meat-eaters asking what was inside – kept that gem to myself and winked at them. Highly recommend this dish.

  • Hi Emma,

    I recommend you to treat those “cold hands” Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbs), it is great for your problem! Trust me! (I’m an acupuncture therapist).

    Kisses,

    Melina

  • I can’t stand all that snow anymore but actually it is the perfect wheather for such a wonderful dish like this dumpling soup. Looks really tasty!

  • This recipe is just perfect for spring time!
    Great idea!

    xoxo

  • Looks scrummy. We cook a lot of Chinese food at home and buy all of our ingredients from our local Asian supermarket. There are some lovely pre-made dumplings we get sometimes that are vegetarian… they’re Kimchi flavour (preserved cabbage). I love them and recommend you try them. I’m not sure where you could get them near you (as I live in England) but I’d definitely try an Asian supermarket if you have one nearby.

  • i’ve been reading this blog for quite some time, but first comment! great blog, ladies! <3

    i’m certainly going to make this receipe, but came to comment on the cold hand thing! i ended up solving my cold hands/feet by going to acupuncture. Acupuncture helps with circulation & in chinese medicine terms, sometimes having cold extremities can come from having stagnant chi.

    I used to go to an acupuncture school for cheap treatments & it helped me with nearly everything.

    Hope that helps! <3

  • Are you kidding me!? I am drooling at my computer desk. I have to make this asap. Thanks for the continuous inspiration, ladies 🙂

  • I have some homemade pasta dough which is currently defrosting to be be used as won ton wrappers for this recipe. The soup looks absolutely delicious and I’m looking forward to making it for dinner tonight!

  • Ooh… this looks good!!!
    Trader Joe’s has vegan potstickers–definitely good.

  • I used to have very cold hands all the time.

    Then I started having severe ANEMIA(tiredness,hair loss…) so the doctor gave me IRON. Now my hair are back and I don’t have cold hands anymore!!!

    Also, you should know(if you don’t already)that red meat is the best food for iron needs.

    Us girls loose a lot of iron every months(if you know what I mean!).
    So we have to get it back somehow.(sorry for the bad english!I’m french)

    P.S:the soup looks great!

  • a friend of mine had the same problem – go to the doc and get ur B12 vitamine levels checked. she had very low ones, the doc fillled them up, and since then she never had cold hands again !

  • Oh my god yum!! I love soup. And this looks delicious.

    Sometimes my hands get so cold my rings almost fall off!!

  • Ooh this is just the recipe I been looking for for ages. I’ve got an awesome recipe for dumplings, but a good broth has eluded. Thanks a bunch.

  • A really delicious pescatarian version is with srhimp, waterchestnut, and shitake mushrooms.

  • This is such an awesome recipe! My fiance loves dumpling soup but I’m not keen on meat filled dumplings, so I will definitely have to try this recipe out!

  • I will definitely try this some time soon! Looks delicious!

    P.S.: I have the same problem you have and I went to my doctor. He said I have something called ‘Raynaud’s disease’. He gave me a prescription for medicine and it really works great for me.

  • Cold hands, warm heart. That’s what my gran always said!
    This looks delicious.

    Gemma typically.pretty.english

  • Love dumplings! That soup looks delicious. I make a similar filling but with finely chopped mushroom instead of vegie sausage – so good!

    xx

  • Hi!
    I have the same problem. I was diagnosed with Raynaud’s syndrome when I was a teenager. Unless your hands tend to go all colours of the rainbow it’s unlikely you have it, but still- I find it so embarrassing having cold hands constantly 🙁
    Soup looks delish. Will give it a go!

  • Emma, I have the same cold hands problem andi havefound the cure either! My husband likes the room cold at night and I am usually freezing. We’re talking cold nose and toes, not cool! Maybe I should try soup in bed?

  • My boyfriend won’t let me touch him in winter! There is a chinese medicine called ginkgo biolba (spelling is probably wrong) that works well for poor hand circulation and actually leaves me with mildly war hands! Love your blog so much 🙂

  • this looks delicious! thinking i may substitute marinated tempeh or tofu for the veggie sausage and try it…

  • Mm! This looks delicious! Definitely adding this to my list of recipes to try!

    -Josie
    josiesglamjam.blogspot.com

  • Check out an Asian grocery store if theres one near you! I’ve tried several different brands of veggie dumplings from there!

    Can’t wait to try this recipe though!

  • Looks Amazing! Have you tired Korean dumplings, called mandu? There’s many vegetarian varieties like vegatble and tofu, or leek and kimchi. You can pick them up in any Korean grocery, there’s one in Springfield called Seoul Oriental Market.

  • I live opposite a Vietnamese restaurant, and they I recently found out that all they sell is two different beef soups and that is it! I was amazed considering how long the queue always is for a table! Being vegetarian I’ve never never tried their soups, but I’ve always liked the idea, so something like this sounds just perfect!! Thank you for sharing, was feeling in a bit of a food rut but this has given me that bit of inspiration I needed!

  • There look SO yummy!!! I wish I wasn’t allergic to dumplings and I haven’t tried making my own just yet. 🙁

    xo Sara from tinysugarbee.blogspot.com

  • Just fyi – chronic cold hands (and feet) is a classic sign of hypothyroidism.

  • Definitely going with the option to hoard them for myself 🙂
    Looks amazing!

  • looks yummy! and yes, trader joes has awesome ones! also, not to scare anyone, but i had the same problem (always cold!) even when its warn i would find the need to wear socks and keep my hands in pocket, then i went to the doctor (for another reason) and found out i had a Thyroid issue which was causing me to be cold and tired. my levels were so out of wack i scared the 30 year nurse who thought i was dying! he told me i coulda had a heart attack! scary stuff, but worth checking out. i have now been on medication for about 3 months and feel 100% better. its apparently very common among women. stay warm! xoxo-Jess

  • This looks super yummy to my tummy! I have the same cold hands and it looks like lots of your followers do too…I was diagnosed with Raynaud’s phenomenon a few years ago…check it out! Unfortunately there’s no cure, this soup might be as close to a cure as you can get though!

  • Trader Joe’s makes a vegetable wonton. I don’t know if you have any Trader Joe markets around you, though.

  • Yum! I make something similar with tofu. So good!
    I love your vegetarian meals. Have you and elsie considered taking part in Meat Free Week?
    https://meatfreeweek.com/
    You could do a series of veggo recipes throughout
    Just an idea!
    Becky xo

  • LOVE Yves veggie sausage! We use ’em in corndogs and amazing loaded “not”dogs with coleslaw and sriracha mayo. I will definitely be making this soup! Maybe tonight…

  • Oh my gosh this looks great! Just like everything y’all make! Pinning right now 🙂

  • Emma- love your variety in flavors!!!! Impressive & can’t wait to try. It’s rare to find anything veggie in Japan; they ALWAYS want to put meat in it. So this recipe looks like a lovely twist 🙂

  • This looks so delicious and perfect for cold winter dinners!

  • Oh my these look amazing! I cant wait try this recipe. It made me all fuzzy and warm inside.

    🙂 Plus Asian food is my Fav! Lately I have been trying some traditional take out dishes at home and have been coming out great!

    http://www.amommylifestyle.com

  • You can also use gyoza wrappers (they’re round) to make veggie gyoza or make little wontons. They’re a bit tricky to fold, but once you learn it it looks awesome! I made some a couple weeks ago with just spinach, green onions, cabbage, and garlic– was delish!

  • I have chronic cold hands too! We currently live in Seoul, S. Korea, so I’d say add a little kimchi to that dumpling soup and you are on your way to perfection! We love inserting Asian tastes into our meals now each week;)

  • Trader Joe’s Vegetable Gyoza are delicious (because they’re from TJs…duh!)and they work great in soup… YUM.

  • I can’t wait to try this! I love Asian food of all kinds! We cook it often in our home. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  • I always have cold hands too and my husband hates it! Trader Joe’s has vegetarian dumpling/pot stickers. They are amazing!

  • try your local asian supermarket! they have some vegetarian dumpling options. maybe not as 100% natural/healthy as if you made them yourself like you did here, but it’s worth a try 🙂 this looks so. so. delicious!

    -lian

  • I have the cold hand thing going on too and cold everything else! I can go to bed a whole hour before my husband and it still isn’t warm before he gets in!

  • aww man..my hands stay ice cold too! i like to shock luke with my icy mitts haha this soup looks super tasty!

  • I’ve been craving dumpling soup lately but have had the same problem of not being able to find a good veggie brand. Can’t wait to try this!

    xx S.

  • Trader Joe’s Vegetable Gyoza are super yummy. Your half-way homemade ones look great too 🙂

  • Dumplings are nothing but little pillows of joy that bring light to the world of winter. And that’s my little true life poem for the day.

  • Ohhh, now this does look so tasty! And it is perfect for a cold day like today. And thanks for showing how you make won tons. I’ve never made them before, but it looks pretty easy from the way you showed it.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  • I know that both in California and Oregon, Grocery Outlet sells bags of frozen vegetarian potstickers. They are really tasty and fairly cheap for how much you get in the bag.

  • I recently was given a food processor, so I am happy to find a recipe to use it with!

    P.S. I agree with Jessica, Trader Joe’s has awesome pot stickers!

  • Iron supplements and ginger help, says the woman whose boyfriend used to shriek when she touched him with her icy paws.

    I want that soup now. Delicious.

  • This looks delicious!! And I have the same cold hands (and feet!) problem! I thought I was one of the only ones.. Coffee, soup, and mittens all of the time 🙂

  • Looks really good and healthy! I love dumplings.
    🙂 Liz @ rusticpeach.com

  • Same problem as yours (and cold feet and nose ;). I drink fresh ginger first thing in the morning, it really makes my extremities feel much warmer!! your soup looks delicious!

  • Have you tried the veggie potstickers from Trader Joe’s? I think they are delicious.

  • I have the same hand problem. Good thing I love mittens and gloves.

    This looks delicious!

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