Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make Asian-inspired dish to impress your family and friends? Look no further than Brendan Pang’s v2 Spicy Sichuan Style Dumplings from the v2food Plant-Based Cooking Stage. Whatever your mood, whatever cuisine you’re craving, cooking with v2 products is as simple as switching out just one ingredient to update your plate!


35 round dumpling wrappers (gow gee)
Chinese-style chilli oil, to serve
Spring onion, to serve
Toasted white sesame seeds, to serve

300g V2 beef-flavoured mince
1 tbsp spring onion, white part only, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger, finely grated
1 tbsp light soy sauce
½ tbsp Shaoxing cooking wine
½ tsp sesame oil
½ teaspoon caster sugar
1 tsp cornflour
Pinch of white pepper

Black Vinegar Dressing
2 ½ tbsp Chinese black vinegar
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 medium clove garlic, finely grated
1 tbsp spring onion, white part only, minced

For the dumpling filling, place V2 beef-flavoured mince, spring onion, ginger, oyster sauce, light soy
sauce, Shaoxing cooking wine, sesame oil, caster sugar, cornflour and white pepper in a medium
bowl and mix vigorously in one direction until the mixture binds.

Working with one dumpling wrapper at a time, place a teaspoon of filling in the centre. Brush half of
the perimeter of the edge with water. Fold the wet edge over to meet the dry edge to form a semicircle.
Pinch along the edge to seal and enclose the filling. Brush one corner of your semi-circle with
water and fold inward to overlap with the other corner. Press to seal.

To make the black vinegar dressing, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until the sugar
has dissolved. Cover and set aside until required.

Cook dumplings in boiling water until cooked through, about 4 – 6 minutes. Remove from water
using a slotted spoon and divide among serving bowls. Serve immediately with a generous amount
of black vinegar dressing, and chilli oil. Garnish with spring onion and toasted white sesame seeds.

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