Saturday, 11 September 2010

Kimchi Mandu



I made my first Mandu (dumplings in Korean) around a year ago when I just started blogging. Last week I made mandu again, but this time with some chopped kimchi, as I also wanted to consume my homemade kimchi in another way than just as a side dish.




You can make your own dumpling wrappers with just flour and warm water (look at my guo tie recipe), but if you've got no time to spare, ready-made dumpling wrappers can be such a lifesaver!



I shaped my dumplings in 3 different ways. Which shape do you like best?

I used Maangchi's recipe this time to make the basic mandu. But I added some chopped kimchi to add some extra kimchi-kick ;).

Ingredients (makes 80)
  • 1 cup ground pork
  • 2 cups ground beef
  • 2 cups chopped chives
  • 4-5 soaked and chopped Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tofu, chopped
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbs sugar
  • 2 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cups chopped kimchi
  • Mandu skins



Pan-fry your kimchi mandu and serve with kimchi and salad.



This is my favourite way of eating kimchi mandu! I let my mandu float and swim on top of kimchi sauce :).

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58 comments:

  1. Mmm...this looks so yummilicious and very well shaped!!! I love all the three shapes :)

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  2. Looks very good! Too bad my kids can't take spicy, else I will definitely make these since my family loves dumplings. :) thanks for the recipe though, and I love the left shape the best! You are very skilled!

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  3. It's only 6am, but looking at these pics makes me want to pick up my chopsticks and dig in! Marvelous!!

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  4. I liked the middle shaped (though all r good) the best- different. U have presented it so beautifully that it is hard to resist ;-)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Wow, your dumplings are perfect. I wish I could trade you a plate of those dumplings for a plate of crab cakes.

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  6. Wow! you shaped your dumplings so perfectly, I always ended having odd sized dumplings lol! Love yours!

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  7. I love dumplings. I gotta make some kimchi ones soon. I love all three types of mandu techniques. You're quite good.

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  8. Perfectly wrapped and love the charred parts of mandu/guotie :P

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  9. Your mandus look so well made. I am sure they are very tasty too.

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  10. These dumplings are perfectly pleated! Well done!

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  11. Oh my !! all 3 of them looks wonderful.I don't mid which shape you give me..lol..

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  12. Eres una artista, te han quedado de lujo.

    Que tengas un buen fin de semana

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  13. Wow..such a creative dumplings...lovely spread indeed...

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  14. Your dumplings lok beauty and perfect! x gloria

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  15. Looks too nice to be eaten :)

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  16. I like how you dress up your plate, so colorful! I love eating mandu too.

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  17. OMG you're mad!!! How gorgeous and delicious!!! :D I just don't have the level of workmanship to ever achieve these shapes T_T

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  18. HAHA! u r so good at shaping!
    I've tried making those mangchi's mandus sometimes last year..but my pleating is bad..HAHA!!

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  19. look @ this piece of art work!! my gosh !!!

    have a lovely weekend :)
    jen @ www.charmoflife.ca

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  20. I made this once, and I think it is a true labor of love! This is one of my favorite dumplings in the world. I will have to try your recipe someday.

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  21. Wow! Those are lovely dumplings! I think I like the middle ones best, but they are all wrapped so beautifully. The plating is just gorgeous as well. You're making me crave dumplings now.

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  22. Wow....beautiful photos. Am drooling!! Love your beautiful presentation. I love kimchi. I would really enjoy this whole plate....yum

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  23. ngilerrrrrrr!!! duh sin, dumplings lo bentuknya bagus banget sih, neat gitu....haiyaaa kapan yaaa gue bisa bikin rapi kayak gitu :(. Oiya sin, gue uda bikin piggy bun yah....hahaahahah malu dah gue, kagak se-cute elo punya...huehehehe.

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  24. @ Everyone - Thanks for your lovely words and kind comments :)! I love eating mandu too!

    @ Belzy - Hehehe, makasih ya. Dulu aku juga pas buat dumpling bentuknya aneh2, tapi krn akhirnya ada youtube, terus coba2 sendiri, akhirnya bisa juga tuh - dan secara tiba2 gitu, padahal tadinya tuh ngebungkusnya bentuknya aneh banget. Ttg piggy buns...ayo pajang2 di blog, jadi pengen liat :), pasti bagus lah, kamu kan pinter masak, kalo ke blogmu aku tuh pasti ngiler2 ;)!

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  25. aduhh g demen bgt ama kuotie ato suikiaw both of them i really like it , tp biasa Sin aku males bikin nya , liat kamu bikin ya ampunnn rajin amat n cakep amat !

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  26. They are so perfect! I love the presentation too!

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  27. Perfect and delicious, love your presentation too...

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  28. Oh my, what a delicious treat! Love everything on that platter. Can I join in? haha.... Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  29. I like the middle one best =D It's makes it so small and plump and cute!! They look delicious too!

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  30. I adore your making of wrappers from
    scratch not to mention that kimchi dumpling is one of my favorites.

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  31. I adore dumplings and these are beautiful . . . your photographs are so clean and colorful! Everything looks absolutely delicious! Cheers, Michelle

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  32. The circle ones in the middle are so perfect!

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  33. I have to say, every time I stop by, I am impressed by the cute food you make :-) the Piggy bun bun, all these small mandus (our version of jiaozi and huntun), just makes me smile :-) and reminds me how pleasant the life can be.

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  34. Can you please have me over for dinner? My goodness, these all look so delicious. I would have a hard time stopping. Thank you for sharing with me!

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  35. Very very nice! I tried my hand at making guotie last weekend. It was ok but I need to practice more at those pleating...

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  36. first time here loved ur space,happy to follow ur recipes...
    Do visit my blog if time permits...
    www.premascook.com

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  37. looks delicious, I love spicy food. You dumping shaped all so nice and pretty.

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  38. These are gorgeous. I'm amazed that you've become so adept at shaping them in such a short period of time. I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to, so I'll have one of each. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  39. lovely dumplings..they look so professional n well made..beautiful clicks n super presentation!

    US Masala

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  40. They look beautiful and delicious.

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  41. Hello CG... Your email almost broke my heart. I am so sorry you didn't win first prize in the sandwich contest this time. It was a very hard decision, and much was taken into consideration. You do such beautiful and delicious work. I will be devoting a post to you and your blog very soon, and I hope that with your ten entry points will make up for not winning first. Take care, Keri www.samwich365.com

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  42. all your dumplings are so beautifully wrapped!

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  43. @ Keri - I was absolutely happy that I won third place, as I really didn't expect to win at all:). I mainly joined in for the fun. Hmm..., did you mean my comment in your blog, because I didn't write you any e-mails ;)?

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  44. The dumplings are so pretty! Love the sound of the filling!

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  45. What a beautiful plat of fresh and tasty food. This is my favourite 'style' of cuisine because I grew up on Asian dishes with my Nana.

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  46. what an incredible presentation! your dumplings are simply beautiful! I love them all, they all look almost, and I say almost...too pretty to eat! I had no idea you could make your own wrappers too, you make it sound so easy!
    my girls would love those!

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  47. How beautiful your mandus are! I love all three types! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I will be visiting here often!

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  48. Such lovely photos! Simply awesome!

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  49. Wow, your dumplings look so cute, very nice wrapped...I usually by them frozen...shame on me :-)

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  50. Never go wrong to pair kimchi with mandu. Love!!!

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  51. These look fantastic CG! I watched the video too and it makes the pleating really come together! :D

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  52. CG...gimana ngebungkus si mandu?? di web nya maangchi dikshliat ga caranya?

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  53. So beautifully made and photographed! Dazzling yumminess, woh!!

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  54. @ Kartika - di videonya maangchi yg diatas ditunjukin kok gimana cara bungkusnya, coba diliat video nya :).

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  55. Sooooo gorgeous!!!!

    Make your own wrapper?!? I am gonna give this a try!

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  56. Am with the third click...Fascinating clicks dear..

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  57. looks sooo yummy!!!! exchange yuk :)

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