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60 Beef Dumplings

I love dumplings but you never really get enough when you order them at a restaurant. I learned how to make dumplings from my Dad when I was in my first year of uni, working at our family business. I didn’t really have any interest in cooking back then, but dumplings I could do.

This time, I wrapped 60 beef dumplings. We ate 45 of them in 1 sitting. There were 2 of us. How many dumplings can you eat?

I use chiffonade (ribbon cut) Chinese (napa) cabbage, grated carrot, sesame oil and soy sauce and a whole pack of store bought dumpling wrappers.

You can see a recipe for a pork and onion variation of these dumplings here.

This post has been submitted as part of Black and White Wednesday, a culinary photo event hosted by The Well-Seasoned Cook. More info here.

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


  1. I love sesame oil, and I LOVE dumplings…am a little clumsy but can make decent-ish ones. It’s been a while since I’ve had any though, so the actual eat-count is a little hazy 🙂 Yours look beautiful!

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Thanks Laura! I usually wrap dumplings by myself, but when I teach others I notice the tendency is to put too much filling in them and they become very hard to seal. So my tip is less is more. Really…since the less filling you use, the more dumplings you end up with. 🙂

  2. i could eat a lot back in the day, my gma tells me that when i was about 7 or so, i had about two dozen in one sitting, by myself. i was delicious.

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      2 dozen for a 7 year old girl is impressive!

      I just had a little nosey online and a new world record was set in September this year. 69 dumplings! That’s 9 more than I made. Imagine if you started training at age 7. I bet you could be world champion easy. I would love to give dumpling eating competition a crack. Even if you lose, you win dumplings!

      • please host a dumpling eating contest. and then blog about it.

        taste obviously really matters, cus if it tastes like dirt, why eat it…

        • Bunny Eats Design says

          A dumpling eating contest would be great!

          …But I think before that happens, there should be a dumpling wrapping class, followed by a dumpling wrapping contest (both speed and novelty ones like left handed wrapping only) and finally, the dumpling eating contest. It’s a cunning ploy for others to wrap a whole lot of dumplings. There could be a whole festival with prizes for Most Inventive Dumpling, Largest Dumpling, Most Delicious Dumpling, “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat” Dumpling…So many possibilities!

  3. Genie, if you hold a dumpling class/evening, I would love to enrol … and I am sure I wouldn’t be the only one!

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Maybe a casual evening (that we can blog about of course) and we’ll end it with a dumpling eating contest 🙂

  4. These photos reminded me of the time when I lived in Japan, we would have dumpling nights where my host mother and sister and I would make dozens and dozens of dumplings and we’d get out the big electric frypan and cook them at the table. I don’t remember how many we ate each but I know there was usually at least 100, if not more (between 4 people), plus fried noodles afterwards. Reading this makes me want to get back into dumpling-making! Yours look so expertly formed 🙂

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Hey that sounds great! I love cooking food at the table like bbq and steamboat. Never thought to do dumplings in the same way. Sounds fun 🙂

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