Cooking Instructions

Pan-fried Dumplings
Boiled Dumplings
Pan-fried Dumplings

Cheng’s Dumplings are delicious when boiled, steamed, or pan-fried, so choose whatever preparation method you’d like!* All methods go straight from frozen to cooked in 15 minutes or less!

Steam-fried Dumplings (Potstickers)

  1. Heat a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil to coat the bottom of a non-stick or cast-ironskillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the frozen dumplings (no need to thaw) in a singlelayer and cook until an even deep golden brown crispy bottom forms, about 1-2 minutes.Occasionally swirl the dumplings around the pan to prevent them from sticking to the pan.
  2. Decrease heat to medium-low and add water, about 1 tablespoon per dumpling or covers the base of the dumplings (approximatelya third of the way up).
  3. Immediately cover with a lid and steam until the dumplings are cooked through,6-8 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and cook, swirling the pan regularly, until the remainingwater has evaporated and the dumplings are crisp again. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce!

Steamed Dumplings

  1. Find a bamboo (preferred) or other basket steamer that fits over a saucepan, pot, or wok.
  2. Line the steamer with parchment paper or Napa cabbage leaves. If using parchment paper, poke a few holes in to let the steam come through. Place frozen dumplings in steamer basket, ensuring theyre not touching each other.
  3. Fill your pot or pan with water that is about 1 inch deep and bring to a boil.
  4. Place the steaming basket over the boiling water, cover, and steam for about 10-15 minutes. You will know when the dumplings are ready when the wrappers looks plump and puffed.
  5. Remove basket from stove and immediately serve with your favorite dipping sauces!

Boiled Dumplings

  1. Boil a pot of water (enough so your dumplings can swim around).
  2. Place frozen dumplings in boiling water one at a time. Gently stir.
  3. Wait for water to boil again, add 1 cup of cold water. Gently stir.
  4. Repeat Step 3 one more time. 
  5. Gently take dumplings out with a sifted spoon and serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

Dipping Sauce

Buy some from us, or create it at home! Just mix equal parts soy sauce and sesame oil, then add sesame seeds, and freshly minced garlic together to taste. 

You can add rice vinegar to thin it a bit and add some extra flavor, or include some chili oil to give it a kick!  


*Please be aware that under-cooking dumplings can result in food poisoning, so be sure to cook thoroughly! By using this website and /or purchasing from us you agree to abide by Terms & Conditions listed here.