Are you looking to do something different to express your love for the people around you? Why not show off your culinary skills this Valentine’s Day? After all, everyone loves a good meal. 

If you want to impress your loved ones, try whipping up these rose dumplings! Senior-friendly, healthy and perfect for the occasion, you’re sure to wow everyone with how lovely these dumplings are. 

P.S. Up your game by making a bouquet with your rose dumplings, and watch as a smile blossoms across your loved one’s face when they receive this heartfelt gift from you.  

Let’s get to cooking! 

Rose Dumplings

Ingredients (makes 10):

200g pork or chicken, minced
120g cabbage, chopped
1 tablespoon reduced salt soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine (optional)
Salt and white pepper, to taste
40 dumpling wrappers
Red food colouring, for colour (optional)


Step 1

Place the minced pork or chicken into a bowl and add cabbage, soy sauce, sesame oil, Shaoxing wine, salt and pepper.

Step 2

Mix the ingredients together for five to eight minutes, until it turns into a paste.

Step 3

Lay out four pieces of dumpling wrappers in a straight line, overlapping each other.

Step 4

Brush the sides of the wrappers with red food colouring, ensuring that the top and bottom of the wrappers are dyed red. 

Step 5

Place the dumpling filling in the middle of the wrappers.

Step 6

Fold them upwards and seal the edges with a little water.

Step 7

Starting from one side, gently roll the dumpling to form a rose.

Step 8

Steam the rose dumplings until cooked through, around 10 minutes.

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