Every Chinese New Year (CNY) which lasts for 15 days, we will be feasting all the way from the eve to the very last day of the festival. Be it cookies, sweets and snacks, drinks or those sinfully delicious dishes, nothing would be spared. That is the reason most people gained weight during this time unless one has a will of iron to be able to resist the goodies galore.
If you decide to have a healthy CNY spread instead, try preparing these vegetable dumplings as one of the many dishes in the menu. It is really not that difficult. Moreover, you may eat to your heart's content without feeling guilty. As dumplings symbolized wealth and prosperity because of its shape being similar to that of a gold ingot (sycee), this dish is perfect for family reunion or simply have it when you feel like taking a break from meat.
The filling of the dumpling may also be eaten just as it is, without being wrapped. Light and healthy. Definitely a no fuss dish to have, not only during CNY but any day of the year too.
Tip: For a vegetarian option, substitute oyster sauce with vegetarian mushroom sauce.
Asian Vegetable Dumplings is also known as:
Heat oil in a pan and stir fry shallots until fragrant. Add carrots and french beans and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in tofu along with soy sauce and oyster sauce. Add chilies and cook for another 40-60 seconds. Leave to cool to room temperature.
Wrap a spoonful of stir-fried ingredients using the wantan skin. Use the beaten egg to bind the wantan skin together.
Heat oil in a pan at medium heat to sear the dumplings for 1 minute. Add water into pan until it covers 1/3 of dumplings. Cover pan with the lid and allow dumplings to cook until skin turns translucent.
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