A good serve of dumplings has to be one of the most satisfying food experiences about, and
making them yourself is probably less complicated than you think. Prepare, steam, and put
straight into your face. Serve with plenty of light soy and sriracha hot sauce.
For the dumpling cases, combine the flour with 2 cups of water in a mixer fitted with a dough
hook. Mix well until the dough comes together, and continue to mix for 7–8 minutes. Allow the
dough to rest for 20 minutes in the fridge, then roll it out very thinly on a bench and cut neatly
into small circles for the dumplings. The size of the dumplings and how you fold them is up to
you; you’ll find plenty of good YouTube videos on how to fold a dumpling.
Combine the mince and herbs with the fish sauce and plum wine to make the filling. Season
well with salt and pepper.
For the salad, pound the garlic and dried prawns using a mortar and pestle. Combine all
ingredients together loosely, and season with the fish sauce, lime juice, salt and palm sugar.