August 21, 2013

well you just might as well call me chef jane. homemade mandu (korean dumplings).

third time's the charm? you bet. 

i made mandu for the third time and they are my best batch yet. i used my favorite korean food blogger maangchi's recipe. i definitely can't say i can cook well. yangkyu actually is way better than i am. and i think i take after my mom. i make things a bit saltier. yangkyu a bit more bland {just like his mom!}. but i can follow along to maangchi's recipe just fine and i haven't had a huge taste gaffe yet. {thank goodness}

i think my favorite part about the mandu stuffing are the shitake mushrooms and asian chives. they smell incredible. 

i won't repeat the entire ingredients and the how-to here. if you're interested, visit maangchi's page. she also has a whole variety of recipes you can try. 

i tried this one as well. so good. yangkyu gobbled it up in a flash.

happy eating! 

ps - oh and this is my 200th blog post. it's kinda exciting! 


  1. wow congrats on your 200th blog post! that's definitely a mile stone. I love mandu! Well, I love korean food in general :) There's a great place right across the street from my home and I'm there every other day.

  2. Wow that looks good. Like a heartier version of gyoza. I'm salivating just looking at them, lol.

  3. I love shiitake mushrooms too so I can imagine how good these must taste. Great job Chef Jane! xx Kat

    Love and Ace

  4. These look so yummy Jane! I love mandu but have never tried making them before.
    Congrats on 200 posts!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  5. Mmmm!! I love mandu! And yours look so delicious. Whenever I have time, I try to cook more korean food, and I use maangchi's blog as a good recipe tool as well.

  6. Dumpling making parties in the kitchen are some of my favourite memories of my grandma and mom. Dumplings are kind of the perfect comfort food too, aren't they?

    1. that sounds like a wonderful memory! dumplings are the perfect comfort food!

  7. Oh my gosh, these look so delicious! I used to make dumplings with my mom, it was so fun. I haven't made them in FOREVER though!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  8. Oh wow how adventurous of you this looks perfect for fall I am a bit of a foodie myself

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  9. Oooh congrats on your 200th post! And these look a bit like Japanese gyoza? Damn, these look so good I defintely want to try them myself! And I'm extremely delighted there is nothing too spicy (nothing spicy at all actually) in the ingredient list! Bet they tasted brilliant!

  10. These look amazing! Brilliant job! And congratulations on your 200th post :) may there be many more!

  11. OMG I salute you for being so patient in making dumplings at home *_* Im usually too lazy to cook anything and yet you made dumplings!!!great job, they look so yummy too!

    ang congratulations on your 200th post!

  12. i love love mandu or as the japanes call them gyoza, i could eat a plateful of them and they are so easy to make and then freeze and have on hand, i need to make a batch again soon!

  13. Oh Sweetie that looks really delicious!

  14. These look scrumptious! I can totally feel the love that you put into them. Yum!

    fashion and tea

  15. They look delicious! Congratulations on the 200th post! Perfect post to celebrate! xo

  16. Ooh..mouth watering. I'm craving for some right now.

  17. Oh, so great :) It's dinner time and this made me more hungry

  18. YUM!!!! You're making this look easy - I'm going to have to try!

  19. Oh I love mandu!!
    I've always wanted to try this at home! Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Liz @


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