Homemade Chinese Pot Stickers

January 27, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Homemade Chinese Pot Stickers

Homemade Chinese Pot Stickers are a delightful treat made with a filling of ground pork, Napa cabbage, green onions, ginger, and various seasonings. These dumplings are pan-seared to achieve a crispy texture that complements the tender filling. With this recipe, you can easily recreate this beloved dish in the comfort of your own kitchen.

To prepare the filling, ground pork is combined with finely chopped Napa cabbage, corn starch, soy sauce, minced onions, green onions, ginger, sugar, rice wine (or rice vinegar), and sesame oil. This mixture provides a flavorful and well-balanced blend of savory, umami, and aromatic elements that define the essence of Chinese cuisine.

The gyoza wrappers, which are readily available in packages, serve as the vessel for the delectable filling. Each wrapper is filled with approximately one teaspoon of the pork mixture. It is then carefully folded and sealed, with a touch of water applied to the edges to ensure a secure closure. This step is essential for preventing the filling from leaking out during cooking.

In a large skillet, the pot stickers are pan-fried until they achieve a golden-brown color on both sides. Following this, water or chicken stock is added to the pan, and the heat is reduced. The pan is then covered, allowing the pot stickers to steam for approximately 5 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated. This steaming process ensures that the filling cooks through, creating a tender and succulent interior.

For an extra burst of flavor, the Homemade Chinese Pot Stickers can be served with a dipping sauce made from hoisin sauce, soy sauce, water, rice vinegar (or white vinegar), chili oil or chili paste (optional), and minced ginger. This sauce complements the pot stickers beautifully, offering a savory and tangy contrast to the crispy exterior. Additionally, it can be prepared in advance and kept for later use.

These pot stickers can also be made in larger batches and frozen for future enjoyment. This convenient option allows you to have a delightful homemade treat on hand whenever the craving strikes. With this recipe, you can savor the authentic flavors of Chinese cuisine in the form of these delectable pot stickers.


1 package of gyoza wrappers (44 wrappers in a package)
1lb (900 gram) of ground pork
2 cups of Napa cabbage
2 tablespoon of corn starch
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1/4 cup onions minced
1/4 cup of minced green onion
2 tablespoon of fresh ginger, minced
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of rice wine or rice vinegar
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
Water or chicken stock to steam the pot stickers
Oil for frying


2 tablespoon of hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of water
1 tablespoon of rice vinegar or white vinegar
1 teaspoon of chili oil or chili paste (optional)
1 teaspoon of minced ginger
Mixed them all together and set aside.

Directions to make Homemade Chinese Pot Stickers

  1. Mix everything together (except the oil for frying and water or chicken stock for steam the pot stickers) mix well in a bowl.
  2. Take out each wrapper place 1 tsp of the mixture fold and seal the edges, use a bit of water on the edges.
  3. In large skillet heat 2 teaspoon of oil fry pot stickers on each side until golden brown add ½ cup of water or chicken stock into pan reduce heat, cover and cook for 5 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Take the pot stickers out and serve warm with dipping sauce.
  4. Note you can freeze dumpling or pot stickers for few weeks, make ahead and keep in the freezer.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 527

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏38g 14%
Cholesterol ‏168mg 56%
Total Fat ‏12g 15%
Saturated Fat ‏3g 15%
Dietary Fiber ‏3g 11%
Protein ‏64g 128%
Sodium ‏1011mg 44%
Sugars ‏9g 18%


30 min


29 min




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