Tasty Korean Dumpling (Mandoo or Mandu)

Tasty Korean Dumpling

Mandoo or Mandu are traditionally consist of minced meat and vegetables wrapped in a thin piece of dough.

This Korean dumpling recipe is easy to make and can be prepared in advance in large quantities and freeze them for future use.

Mandoo can be boiled, steamed, deep fried, pan-fried or added to soup.

Mandoo are usually served with a dipping sauce made of soy sauce and vinegar.

Recipe for Korean Dumpling (Mandoo)


  • 500g minced meat – beef or chicken
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup finely chopped cabbage (about 1/2 of a small cabbage head), parboiled
  • 1/2 cup tofu (1 cake), chopped
  • 4 oz mung bean or sweet potato noodles, soaked and then chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pkt round Japanese gyoza or Chinese wonton wrappers


  1. In a large bowl, gently combine meat, onion, cabbage, tofu, and noodles.
  2. In another separate bowl (seasoning mixture), combine garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place about 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of dumpling wrapper.
  4. Dip your finger in water and wet the outside edge of the top half of the wrapper.
  5. Fold the wrapper up to close and then crimp the edges.
  6. Repeat steps until the filling is used up.
  7. You’ll want to try to steam, boil, fry, or saute the dumplings as you wish. Serve tasty dumpling at your family birthdays or holiday gatherings.

Korean Dumpling Making Clip

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  1. Anonymous

    great dumpling recipe…i like it steamed!

  2. Chinese Soup Pot

    I’m surprised that you managed to close the dumpling wrap with that much meat! =) But hey, we all love mega-stuffed dumplings with lots of goodies inside.