10 Delicious Vegan Dumpling Recipes You Need To Try Right Now

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While many of us enjoy dumplings when we dine out, why not try your hand at making dumplings at home. Below are some of our favourite plant-based dumpling recipes that both herbivores and omnivores will love. 

Who doesn’t love dumplings? The choices are endless – wontons, mandu, gyozas, momos and clear crystal dumplings – and each can be made in so many different ways, from steamed to boiled and fried.

1. Sichuan spicy wontons

We love these Shanghai-style wontons, which can be boiled and served with Sichuan chilli oil and some pak choi. 

Source: Nm Meiyee

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2. Tofu crystal dumplings

These pretty crystal dumplings are a plant-based version of har gao, made with firm tofu, mushrooms and scallion. Steam them in a bamboo basket to get that yum cha feel at home. 

Source: Feast Glorious Feast

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3. Black bean & tofu rainbow dumplings 

Could any dumpling be more beautiful than these? This recipe calls for black beans, tofu, spinach and shiitake mushrooms for the filling, and are naturally coloured with vegetable juice. 

Source: Full Of Plants

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4. Vegetable gyozas

Veggie filled pan-fried gyozas are easy to make and just so addictive. They’re perfect to serve as an appetiser for a group. 

Source: Bianca Zapatka

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5. Mum’s special steamed dumplings

These delicious traditional dumplings will remind you of home. Buddhist-friendly and whole foods based, the filling contains only cabbage, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, carrots and tofu skin.

Source: Choo Choo Cachew

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6. Homestyle potstickers

If you’re looking for comfort food, try making these potstickers. The crunchy pan-fried wrappers will give way to a warm bite filled with wood ear mushrooms and vermicelli and shredded veggies. 

Source: Omnivores Cookbook

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7. Shiitake mushroom money bags

These steamed dumplings look like money bags, and they’re usually enjoyed during the Lunar New Year but you can have them all year round if you make them at home. Serve them with a vegetable-based broth. 

Source: Pureply B

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8. Cabbage & carrot momos

We love this Tibetan-inspired momo recipe, which is stuffed with carrot, onion and cabbage, and is served alongside a spicy tomato and sesame chutney. 

Source: The Curious Chickpea

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9. Open top dumplings 

Why not try a different style of dumplings – open top dumplings! These are made with plant-based chicken, and are sure to fool even the staunchest meat lovers. 

Source: VegNews

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10. Kimchi mandu

Korean mandu dumplings, anyone? This recipe is a bit more complicated than the others, but we promise full-of-flavour and colourful kimchi dumplings are worth it in the end. 

Source: The Feed Feed

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Lead image courtesy of Full Of Plants.


  • Sally Ho

    Sally Ho is Green Queen's former resident writer and lead reporter. Passionate about the environment, social issues and health, she is always looking into the latest climate stories in Hong Kong and beyond. A long-time vegan, she also hopes to promote healthy and plant-based lifestyle choices in Asia. Sally has a background in Politics and International Relations from her studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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