Jai Gau

Vegetarian Dumplings

Preparation info

  • 60 to 70

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Dim Sum Book

The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

  • About

The Chinese, as I have noted before, are a most practical people. Years ago, vegetarian dumplings were virtually unknown and strict vegetarians were few. Now, because there are more vegetarians, I’ve included this vegetarian dumpling, which is perfect for them.


  • 3 cups peanut oil (to blanch vegetables)


  1. Heat wok. Add the 3 cups of peanut oil, and heat to 325° to 350°F. Put the vegetables in the hot oil and blanch for about 30 to 40 seconds. Remove the vegetables from the oil and drain them in a strainer. Set the vegetables aside.

  2. Pour the exces