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Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods
2 cloves garlic, minced fine
2 slices fresh ginger, minced fine
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon thin soy sauce
1 cup bok cai or any Chinese green, blanched then minced
3 black mushrooms, soak, then minced
1 Tablespoon water chestnut flour or corn starch
2 scallions, cut into long thin strips to be used as string
24 round dumpling wrappers
1. Mix garlic and ginger, heat sesame oil and fry in hot oil for one minute, then put all three into a bowl.
2. Add soy sauce, blanched minced green, mushrooms, and flour and mix well.
3. Put one teaspoon of vegetable mixture on each wrapper, gather up like a purse and tie a scallion strip around the top to hold it together.
4. Heat boiling water in the bottom of a steamer, put dumplings on a steamer rack and steam for fifteen minutes, then serve.