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October 6, 2020

As spring comes into swing, salad season is heating up! In the warmer months, we tend to reach more for fresh food and lighter flavours. While you may think of dumplings as comfort food, we are showing you how to create a zingy, delicious vegan dumpling salad in less than 15 minutes! You will only need a salad bowl and a sandwich press to create this dish to impress.

The star of this salad is baby beetroot! Beetroot has been gaining popularity in recent years as a superfood. It is said to reduce blood pressure and increase blood flow, as well as containing a heap of anti-oxidants. Today, we’re using marinated baby beetroot which are easy to find in any supermarket, and a lot less hassle than the fresh stuff.

The dressing for the salad combines lemon juice with wholegrain mustard for a kick to offset the sweetness of the beetroot. The light, tangy flavours are perfect for a kiwi summer salad! This dish will be a hit at any BBQ, pool party or Christmas get-together.

Our vegan Mushroom Dumplings are made up of six (!) different types of mushrooms. Enoki, shiitake, oyster, portobello and brown mushrooms are flavoured with 20 month aged organic miso to create the vegan dumpling of dreams. You can cook our dumplings in lots of different ways, but in this recipe we’re using a sandwich press to make the perfect dumplings is 5-10 minutes!


Baby Beet Kale Salad + Mushroom Dumplings

It may surprise you, but beetroot and mushrooms are a match made in heaven!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 1


  • Sandwich press


  • ½ can of Marinated Baby beetroot cut into bite size
  • 2 full handfuls of Fresh Grower Baby Kale
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon - should be around 2 tbsp
  • 1 tsp of Wholegrain mustard
  • 4 tbsp of Good Oil Sunflower oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • A pack of House of Dumplings Mushroom Dumplings


  • Start by thawing your dumplings on your kitchen bench top for an hour before cooking.
  • Place lemon juice & zest, wholegrain mustard, sunflower oil, salt and pepper into a closed lid jar. Mix your dressing well.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the baby kale and the chopped baby beetroot. Pour the dressing over the kale & beetroot mix and gently stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Place a tablespoon of sunflower oil in your sandwich press machine. Toast your dumplings for 5 – 10 mins until golden.
  • Serve the dumplings alongside the salad. Enjoy!


Keyword Salad, Sandwich press, Vegan

October 6, 2020


Dumplings are a great go-to staple for those days where you want a quick, healthy meal. If you stock up your freezer with a few packets of frozen dumplings, the options are endless! When Vicky Ha, the founder of House of Dumplings, needs a quick and delicious meal on the go, she often goes for this chicken dumpling stir-fry with delicious asian greens. It’s ready in ten minutes, only uses one pot and is super versatile!

Authentic chicken dumplings

Our Chicken and Coriander dumplings are one of our most popular products, and for a good reason! The delicious mix of fresh chives, coriander and shiitake mushrooms with free range chicken create an authentic Hong Kong dumpling just like Vicky’s mum used to make! We use Bostock Brothers Organic Free Range Chicken in our dumplings to get the best flavour possible. Bostock Brothers is a family owned business in Hawkes Bay, where chickens are raised on home-grown feed and are completely free of antibiotics and hormones. We want our dumplings to not only taste delicious, but be good for you too! 

chicken dumpling stir-fry

Versatile veges!

Our stir-fried greens in this recipe are bok choy and capsicum, however you can use whatever vegetables you like! Carrots, mushrooms, beans or onions would all work well, just add your favourites. We recommend dicing the vegetables to around 2cm pieces and finely slicing the cabbage. 

Dumpling stir-fry is a one pan wonder

One of the best parts about this dish is that it only uses one pan! By using one half of the pan for the dumplings and one half for the vegetables, cleaning up will be a breeze. All of our dumplings are pre-steamed, so they just need to be pan-fried for 2-3 minutes on either side. This will give the vegetables enough time to cook so they’re just right for serving. There’s lots of ways to cook dumplings, but pan fried dumplings have that delicious crispiness that it’s hard to get enough of!The crispy fried dumplings compliment the softer vegetables so well in this dish that it’ll become a household staple.

bostock chicken dumplings free range meat house of dumplings

Don’t forget the sauce!

For a bit of extra flavour, we add some of Mum’s Sauce to the vegetables while they’re cooking. Mum’s Sauce is Vicky’s mum’s special recipe, which is a combination of Japanese naturally-brewed GMO free soy, ginger, garlic and some other secret ingredient. This adds a tang to any dish and is the perfect compliment to our dumpling stir-fry! It is also a great dumpling dipping sauce so you’ll be scooping the extra off the plate with your chicken dumplings.


Chicken & Coriander Dumplings with Stir-fried Asian Greens

A quick, healthy and delicious meal ready in 15.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 1 people


  • 1 pack of Bostock Brothers Organic Free Range Chicken + coriander dumplings
  • 2 bunches bok choy
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1/4 Red cabbage
  • 1 handful of edamame beans
  • The Good Oil
  • 1 tbsp Mum’s Sauce
  • Fresh coriander and edible flowers for garnish


  • Leave your Chicken and Coriander dumplings out to thaw on the bench for approx. one hour.
  • Dice the capsicum and bok choy into 2cm cubes and roughly chop the cabbage.
  • Add a dash of oil to a frying pan over medium heat. Add in the thawed dumplings, and place them to one side of the pan. Cook for two minutes.
  • On the other side of the pan, place your chopped capsicum and bok choy. Cook for one minute, stirring the vegetables occasionally.
  • Flip the dumplings over.
  • Add the chopped cabbage and cook for another minute. Continue to stir the vegetables!
  • Then, add the edamame beans and Mum's sauce to the vegetables and stir! Cook for another two minutes.
  • Serve up the vegetable mix, then place the dumplings on tip.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander. Enjoy!


Keyword Chicken

October 6, 2020


If you, like most people, work somewhere where there’s a small kitchen and not a lot of time for prepping, it can be tough to come up with great office lunches! If the soggy sandwiches and overpriced sushi from down the road are getting too much for you – we have the perfect solution. With our Ultimate Toastie Hack, you can make healthy, quick and delicious office lunches in only five minutes, and only using a sandwich press! You can buy your favourite flavours of dumplings, pop them in your freezer and voila! Easy office lunches for whenever you need them.

Pre-steamed to make office lunches easy!

Our Ultimate Toastie Hack means that there’s no waiting around for water to boil – you just pop some oil in a sandwich press and Bob’s your uncle! House of Dumplings is the only company to pre-steam dumplings before freezing them. This means that all the hard work is done for you! Instead of spending half of your lunch break waiting for your dumplings to cook, you only need five minutes. Most workplaces have a sandwich press lying around, so it’s a pretty handy hack to have. If you’re super pressed for time, you can even line the sandwich press with baking paper. This means zero clean up! This is a great way to take your boring office lunches to the next level.

House of dumplings vegan dumplings range

Which dumpling will you choose?

We have six types of dumplings available, including three plant based options! If you’re in the mood for mushrooms, try our Six Mushroom vegan dumplings. They’re earthy, delicious and loaded with fibre and protein! Mushrooms not your thing? No worries –  transport yourself to the streets of Saigon on your lunch break with our Pork & Kaffir Lime dumplings. They’re flavoured with lemongrass and galangal, and use top quality pork from Woody’s Farm in the Wairarapa. Or if that doesn’t float your boat, you can get a taste of the dumpling queen’s childhood with our classic Chicken & Coriander dumplings! These use organic free-range Bostock Brother’s chicken from Hawke’s Bay, and are filled with chives, coriander and shiitake mushrooms. We also have Nepalese Spiced Lamb, Edamame & Hemp and Red Lentil & Kale dumplings.  Keep your office lunches interesting by trying all the flavours! You can share them with a work buddy too – each pack serves two people.

Don’t forget to dip!

The right sauce can really make or break a dumpling dish, so it’s important to be prepared! We may be a touch biased, but we think that our House of Dumplings Mum’s Sauce is the ultimate dumpling dipping sauce. It’s handmade in New Zealand, completely plant-based and we guarantee you’ll be licking the plate afterwards! It’s our founder Vicky’s mum’s super secret recipe, with just the right mix of soy sauce, garlic and ginger. To spice things up, make sure to add our Chilli Oil! A classic in asian cuisine, chilli oil adds that extra kick to a dumpling dish that really takes things to the next level. We use cold-pressed extra virgin oil from The Good Oil and mix it with hot Szechuan peppercorns. These dipping sauces would be super easy to store at the office for your quick and easy lunches! Don’t be surprised if you’re the talk of the office kitchen though – we guarantee that with these tips and tricks, you’ll have a lot of envious co-workers!

The House of Dumplings Ultimate Toastie Hack

Revolutionise how you cook dumplings with our toastie hack! It's perfect for office lunches.
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1


  • Sandwich press


  • 1 pack House of Dumplings dumplings of your choice
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp Mum's Sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp Chilli Oil (optional)


  • Thaw dumplings out on your kitchen bench for 30mins.
  • Brush/ spray neutral vegetable oil onto both sides of the sandwich press.
  • Place dumplings on the sandwich press. Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes, or until golden on each side.
  • While you wait for the dumplings to cook, get the dipping sauce ready!
  • Serve the dumplings up while hot. Enjoy!