8 Recipes for DIY Dim Sum

Boiled Chinese Dumplings © Stephanie Meyer
By F&W Editors Posted April 27, 2015

You don’t have to wait until the weekend to eat incredible dim sum. Here, eight delicious recipes for easy DIY dumplings, buns, spareribs and more—no carts required.

You don’t have to wait until the weekend to eat incredible dim sum. Here, eight delicious recipes for easy DIY dumplings, buns, spareribs and more—no carts required.

1. Shumai with Crab and Pork 
These juicy dumplings are so flavorful on their own, they’re best served simply with just a little Chinese mustard and soy sauce, for dipping.

2. Shrimp-and-Pork Spring Rolls 
Supremely crispy and elegant, these spring rolls are filled with a mix of marinated shrimp, ground pork and a handful of colorful julienned vegetables, like carrot, jicama and beans.

3. Asian Steamed Buns with Bok Choy and Chinese Chives 
These puffy, savory buns are filled with a mix of bok choy, spicy mustard greens and oniony Chinese chives.

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4. Honey-Glazed Spareribs 
Crispy, sweet and spicy, these pork spareribs are a hundred times better than takeout char siu ribs.

5. Boiled Chinese Dumplings 
There’s something magical about the addition of minced boiled cabbage to these dumplings—it’s what makes them light and highly addictive.

6. Salt-and-Pepper Squid with Chinese Five-Spice Powder 
Five-spice powder (typically a ground mix of cinnamon, star anise, black peppercorns, fennel and clove) gives this classic Chinese squid dish a fun twist.

7. Sesame-Ginger Chicken Meatballs 
These super-quick, juicy little Asian-inspired meatballs are great wrapped in lettuce cups or served with steamed rice.

8. Chinese Sausage and Mushroom Congee 
Chinese sausage simmered with rice, mushroom and soy sauce makes a hearty and satisfying porridge.

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