Dumpling cooking instructions

Prawn, pork and chicken dumplings

1. Fill a large pot two-thirds of the way with water. Add 1 tbsp  cooking oil and 1 tsp salt. Turn the stove up to high.


2. Bring to the boil. Add your frozen dumplings (never defrost them beforehand). Make sure you don’t overfill the pot. Rather cook them in two batches to avoid overcrowding. Give the dumplings a quick swirl and put the lid on. 
 

3. Once the water boils again, add 1 cup cold water. Repeat this process once more, leaving the lid off.


4. Drain the dumplings and drizzle them with sesame oil or any cooking oil.

 

Pro tip: Use lots of water, keep the heat on high and stir as little as possible.

Vegan dumplings

1. Fill a large pot two-thirds of the way with water. Add 1 tbsp cooking oil and 1 tsp salt. Turn the stove up to high.


2. Bring to the boil. Add your frozen dumplings (never defrost them beforehand). Our vegan dumplings are more delicate than the others, so it's especially important not to overfill the pot. Rather cook them in two batches to avoid overcrowding. Give the dumplings a quick swirl and put the lid on. 

3. Once the water boils, let the dumplings cook for 2–3 minutes.

4. Drain the dumplings and drizzle them with sesame oil or any cooking oil.
 

Pro tip: For best results, skip the boiling and steam your vegan dumplings on high heat for 6–8 minutes.

Dipping sauce

For the full Home Bao experience, enjoy your dumplings or potstickers with our signature dipping sauce.

Simply mix your complimentary flavour pack with the following: 3 tbsp soya sauce, 1 tbsp vinegar and 1 tbsp sesame oil.

Potsticker cooking instructions 

1. Coat a non-stick pan with cooking oil. Turn the stove up to high.

2. Mix together 1 cup cold water, 1 tbsp cornflour, 1 tbsp vinegar and 1 tsp cooking oil.


3. When the pan is smoking hot, add your frozen potstickers. Space them out in a single layer.


4. Pour the cornflour mixture into the pan. There should be enough liquid to cover the bases of the potstickers. Immediately put on the lid.
 

5. Wait for roughly 5 minutes and take the lid off. Most of the cornflour mixture should have evaporated by this stage. Wait a few minutes
longer until the remaining mixture forms a beautiful golden-brown lace around the potstickers.

 

6. Position a dinner plate over the pan and quickly flip the pan upside down to transfer the potstickers to the plate.

Pro tip: Make sure your pan is non-stick with a lid – preferably one you can see through.

STORE OPENING HOURS

Mondays to Fridays: 

9 am to 5 pm 

Saturdays & Sundays: Closed

DELIVERY

Standard delivery is R40 per order, or you can collect from us in Salt River for free.

Delivery times: 6 pm to 9 pm

(Special delivery hours during lockdown – please check your order confirmation email)

For more info, visit the 

Delivery/Collection page.

FAQs

1. Do you deliver to Johannesburg? 

Yes we do! Please order through our JHB Store.

 

2. How long can I keep the dumplings in my freezer? 

Just because our dumplings are frozen, doesn't mean that they are any less fresh or healthy. We suggest you eat them within 4 weeks (if you can resist them for that long!).

3. Do I need to defrost my dumplings? 

There's no need to (actually, please don't). They should go straight from the freezer to the pan or pot. 

4. Do you cater for events and special occasions?

Yes, but we need a minimum of 2 weeks' notice. 

5. Do the dumplings contain any allergens? 

Potential allergens are dairy, gluten, nuts, soya, egg and wheat. 

All locally produced HOME BAO products are free of MSG, colourants and preservatives.(Imported products may contain these ingredients.)
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