10-minute meal: Dumplings with Mama Teav’s Chili Crisp

10-minute meal: Dumplings with Mama Teav's Chili Crisp
10-minute meal: Dumplings with Hot Garlic Chili Crisp

Dumplings with chili crisp are great as a snack or a light lunch, and if you’re using frozen dumplings, you only need 10 minutes to prepare this delicious, restaurant-grade treat. You can find frozen dumplings of a decent quality in most Asian grocery stores, and they are easy to dress up with a bit of scallions and nice condiments such as Mama Teav’s Hot Garlic Chili Crisp. Drizzle the chili crisp over the dumplings and make sure to serve some on the side for dipping as well.

Prepping the dumplings

You can either pan-fry, steam or boil the dumplings, and while I suggest you cook the dumplings according to the instructions on the packaging, here are some overall tips for the preparation:

If you boil the dumplings: Simply boil water, add dumplings, and cook until they float to the top and are cooked through.

If you pan-fry the dumplings: This method gives you a crispy bottom. Add oil to a pan, place dumplings, add a small amount of water, and cover to steam. Once the water has evaporated, let the dumplings fry until the bottoms are golden. Make sure the pan is hot before adding the dumplings to avoid sticking.

If you steam the dumplings: Use a steamer or a makeshift steamer (a pot of boiling water with a colander above it, covered) to steam the dumplings until cooked through.

10-minute meal: Dumplings with Chili Crisp

Recipe by Mitzie Mee – Sanne
Course: Dinner, LunchCuisine: Asian



In most Asian supermarkets you can find decent frozen dumplings, and with the right condiments, you are only a few minutes away from a delicious, restaurant-grade lunch or dinner. Dumplings with chili crisp can be prepared with minimal effort, making it an excellent choice for a quick meal or a flavorful snack.

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  • 2-3 scallions

  • 6-12 dumplings, depending on how hungry you are.

  • 2 teaspoons Chili Crisp


  • Boil, steam or fry a serving of your favorite, store-bought dumplings. Follow the directions on the packaging.
  • Chop the scallions.
  • Drizzle scallions and Chili Crisp over the dumplings. Serve hot with extra chili crisp on the side.

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