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The History of Dumplings

July 22, 2019
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Dumplings have been around for thousands of years, and it’s safe to assume that they have been adapted and enjoyed in many different countries and cultures in many different forms. One of the first known forms of dumpling was in a Roman cookery text known as Apicius. The recipe is fairly simple, roasted pheasant,...

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Homemade Dumpling Dipping Sauces

July 19, 2019
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Spring onion oil sauce  1 tablespoon spring onion, finely chopped 1 pinch sugar 1.5 tablespoon hot oil 2 tablespoons light soy sauce  1/2 teaspoon black rice vinegar Whisk all ingredients together!   Garlic vinegar sauce  1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 pinch ground pepper 1 pinch salt 1 tablespoon hot oil 1/2 teaspoon light soy...

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Top tips for Catering an event with Crazy Dragon

July 16, 2019
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1.Pre-prepare:  Before the event ensure you have everyone accounted for. Once you have these final numbers, think about how much Uncle Al might eat compared to your niece Jamie. Divvy the amount out across your party and then… 2. Buy accordingly: Write a list prior to the supermarket shop with what you will need...

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How to cook frozen dumplings in a steamer

July 16, 2019
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This is one of our favourite ways to cook our frozen dumplings. It leaves the skin of the dumplings almost stretchy and firmer meaning no breakage when picking them up with chopsticks.  You’ll need:  A bamboo steamer  Wok or pot  Baking or parchment paper  1 kg bag of dumplings  Method:  Place 2 cups of...

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Chilli Mushroom Dumpling Broth

July 1, 2019
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Ingredients: 250 grams of Asian mushrooms (shitake and enoki)  4 cups of vegetable broth Pinch of salt  Chilli Flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil  Bunch of Asian greens (broccolini and bok choy)  2-star anise  1 tablespoon of soya sauce  1 stick of soba noodles  12 Crazy Dragon Chicken Dumplings dumplings (frozen)  Pepper to taste  Method:...

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How to make Szechuan Sauce

June 18, 2019
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You will need: 1 teaspoon Szechuan Peppercorns (or sub black peppercorns) 1/4 cup soy sauce (or coconut aminos for a gluten-free option) 3 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, brown sugar or sugar alternative 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (or black vinegar) 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine or mirin 3...

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The difference between Dumplings & Gyoza’s

May 31, 2019
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Dumplings are commonly served as a delicious side dish or fun snack in Asia. Its Japanese cousin is the gyoza. What’s the difference between dumplings and gyozas? Turns out the two have a few key differences despite being quite similar.   Originating in China, the dumpling more commonly called the pot sticker is made...

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Wonton Noodle Soup

May 24, 2019
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Ingredients: 5 garlic cloves 1 tsp black peppercorns 4 cm piece ginger, roughly chopped 2 tbsp vegetable oil 4 whole star anise 6 cups chicken stock 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp sea salt Cooked Bok choy Cooked egg noodles (or noodles of your choice) Your favourite Crazy Dragon Dumplings   Method: Use a...

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How to make Dumpling Soup

May 17, 2019
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Ingredients: 1-litre chicken stock 1.5 litres water 5 cm piece fresh ginger peeled, cut into thin matchsticks 1 long red chilli thinly sliced diagonally 2 tbsp light soy sauce 3 green spring onions thinly sliced diagonally Coriander Crazy Dragon dumplings Directions: Place stock, water, ginger, chilli and sauce in a large saucepan. Bring to...

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Vegetable Dumpling Soup

May 10, 2019
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Ingredients: 1 piece of ginger 900 mls chicken broth 1 tbsp teriyaki sauce 1 tsp dark sesame oil 1 baby bok choy 2 green onions 300 – 600 g Crazy Dragon Dumplings ¼ cup frozen pears Slices of Chilli Method: Peel ginger, then thinly slice in a saucepan with broth, teriyaki and sesame oil....

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