House of Dumplings Ultimate Toastie Hack

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.

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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!

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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!


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