Delicious Fried Dumplings Recipe

Fried Dumpling


Indulge in the exquisite flavors of homemade Fried Dumplings, or Hả Cảo Chiên, with this easy-to-follow recipe. These golden-brown delights boast a crispy exterior that gives way to a savory, succulent filling. Whether you’re an enthusiast of traditional Vietnamese cuisine or a food lover in search of a delightful snack, this recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds.


For the Filling:

  1. 250g ground pork
  2. 1/2 cup shrimp, peeled, deveined, and finely chopped
  3. 1/2 cup finely chopped wood ear mushrooms
  4. 1/4 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  7. 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  8. 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  9. 1 teaspoon sugar
  10. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  11. 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  12. 1 egg, beaten
  13. 1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped

For the Dumpling Wrappers:

  1. Round dumpling wrappers (store-bought or homemade)

For Frying:

  1. Vegetable oil

Dipping Sauce:

  1. Soy sauce
  2. Rice vinegar
  3. Chopped green onions
  4. Red pepper flakes (optional)


Prepare the Filling:

  1. In a bowl, combine ground pork, chopped shrimp, wood ear mushrooms, water chestnuts, minced garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce, sugar, black pepper, sesame oil, beaten egg, and chopped green onions. Mix well to create the filling.

Assemble the Dumplings:

  1. Place a small amount of filling in the center of each dumpling wrapper.
  2. Moisten the edges of the wrapper with water and fold it in half, creating a half-moon shape.
  3. Press the edges to seal the dumpling, ensuring there are no air pockets.

Fry the Dumplings:

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or a large, deep skillet to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Carefully place the dumplings in the hot oil and fry until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  3. Remove the fried dumplings and drain excess oil on paper towels.

Prepare the Dipping Sauce:

  1. Mix soy sauce and rice vinegar in a small bowl.
  2. Add chopped green onions and red pepper flakes (if using). Adjust the ratios to suit your taste.

Serve and Enjoy:

  1. Arrange the Hả Cảo Chiên on a serving plate.
  2. Serve hot with the dipping sauce on the side.

These homemade Fried Dumplings are a delightful treat, featuring a perfect balance of textures and flavors. Whether enjoyed as a snack or part of a meal, Hả Cảo Chiên promises to be a crowd-pleaser for all occasions.