Asian Style Dumplings

This is one of the first amines recipes I tried after Oscar passed his amines challenge.  I bought some malt vinegar, but had no idea what to do with it (apart from fish and chips!) and decided to add it to the broth in this recipe – which worked.  Oscar loves malt vinegar, it is his alternative to tomato sauce, so these dumplings go down a treat.


Asian Style Dumplings

Serves 4
Prep time 1 hour, 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 25 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for Amines Challenge, RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Region Asian


For the dumplings

  • 500g chicken breast fillets
  • 1 teaspoon golden syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 spring onions (finely chopped)

For the broth

  • 5 cups vegetable stock (Refer to the basics page for vegetable stock.)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • pinch citric acid
  • 1 cup vegetables (Thinly sliced, e.g. bean sprouts, carrot, beans, bamboo shoots)
  • 2 sticks celery (thinly sliced)

For the broth (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons malt vinegar

To serve

  • Cooked noodles or rice (to serve)


1. Place the chicken into a food processor and process until minced.
2. In a large bowl combine the minced chicken, golden syrup, egg white and spring onions. Wet your hands and shape the mixture into small balls (the water will stop the dumpling mix from sticking). Place the dumplings on a plastic tray or a plate lined with cling wrap. Refrigerate for one hour.
3. In a medium size pot add all of the broth ingredients and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and add the dumplings, cooking for 10 - 15 minutes or until cooked through.
4. Serve the dumplings with the broth and some noodles or cooked rice.


Low Chemical, / Failsafe, Moderate Salicylates, Amines

For a low chemical version, leave out the carrot (moderate salicylate) and malt vinegar (amines).



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