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Kimchi Mandu

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Kimchi Mandu

These savoury Kimchi Mandu dumplings from are a very popular Korean street food traditionally featuring ingredients such as kimchi, sweet potato noodles, and pork. Create these spicy delights in your own kitchen fuss-free by steaming them in just a few minutes with the Panasonic SR-HL151KST Induction Rice Cooker.


  • 60 dumpling wrappers
  • 100 g dangmyeon sweet potato noodles
  • 250 g pork mince not lean
  • 100 g firm tofu blitzed into coarse crumbs
  • 1 cup kimchi drained and finely chopped
  • 1/2 brown onion finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 1/2 bunch garlic chives finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce

Dipping sauce

  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp water


  • Bring water to the boil in a med sized pot. Add dangmyeon. Cook for 7mins then drain. Rinse with cold tap water. Drain. Cut into small 1-2cm long lengths.
  • Add dangmyeon to a large bowl, along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix well to combine. Set aside.
  • Add a small amount of filling to the centre of each dumpling skin (work one at a time). Fold into a half moon. Seal with a little water. Bring the ends together and seal to make ‘belly button’ shaped mandu.
  • Pour water into the inner pot of your rice cooker until you reach the “1” mark for brown rice. Select STEAM. Close the lid. Press START.
  • Meanwhile, line your steaming basket with a sheet of perforated baking paper. Place mandu in one layer, leaving a gap between each one. When the timer chimes, you are ready to start steaming*. You will be steaming your mandu in batches. Carefully place your steaming basket into your rice cooker. Close the lid. STEAM for 6-8 mins or until cooked.
    *After three batches of dumplings, check the water level in your cooker and top up as necessary.
  • Remove cooked dumplings onto a serving dish and garnish with sliced spring onions and sesame seeds (optional). Serve immediately with dipping sauce.

Dipping Sauce

  • Mix everything together until the sugar is dissolved.