Cha Shiu Dumplings Recipe

Cha Shiu Dumplings Recipe

(Roast Pork Dumplings)

Ingredients :

Pastry -


1 1/2 tablespoons

2 1/2 teaspoons

3 tablespoons

1 1/4 cups


Fillings -


2 cloves

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1/2 tablespoon


Plain flour

Dried yeast


Lukewarm water

Lukewarm milk



Cha Shiu (roast pork)


Soy sauce




Method :
  • Mix together the yeast, sugar and warm water; stir to dissolve the yeast completely.

  • Leave it in a warm place until frothy.

  • Sift the flour into a bowl; gradually pour in the yeast mixture and warm milk; stir until a firm dough is formed.

  • Put the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead well for about 10 minutes.

  • Leave it in a warm place for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the dough doubles in bulk.

  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling.

  • Cut the cha shiu pork into small, thin slices, crush the garlic.

  • Heat up the lard and fry the garlic until brown; discard before adding the cha shiu pork, soy sauce and sugar.

  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes, thicken with cornflour mixed with a little water, then divide into 24 portions.

  • Now knead the dough for about 5 minutes, then form into a long sausage roll shape.

  • Slice the roll into 24 rounds.

  • Flatten each round with the palm of your hand, then with a rolling pin roll out each piece until it is about 10cm in diameter.

  • Place a portion of the filling in the center of each round, gather the sides around the filling to meet at the top, then twist the top to close tightly.

  • Let the dumplings rest for 20-30 minutes.

  • Place the dumplings on a wet cloth on the rack of a steamer, leaving 2-3cm space between each.

  • Steam vigorously for 15 minutes.

  • Serve hot or cold.

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