Why keep things simple when you can be extra? Why buy store-bought dumplings when you can make your own?

There’s a repertoire of scrumptious dumpling recipes and although this seems a little hard to believe, it can actually be dead easy.

These YouTubers slash professional cooks here will show you the 101 on how you can make dumplings from scratch. From steamed to fried and soup-filled, here’s our list of different dumpling recipes you can pick to cater to your palate best.

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Steamed Dumplings

Staying true to the classic, this steamed dumpling recipe is fuss-free in the process and elegant in its looks. Once cooked, shower them with glossy red chilli oil, and voila — you get yourself a stellar plate of dinner. It’s also a plus for weight watchers since these little dumplings are steamed and not fried, and thereby somewhat healthier.

Traditional Potsticker Dumplings

For a traditional potsticker recipe, the dumpling sisters are here to walk you through every step of how you can make the dough, the filling, and even the sauce to pair with these pan-seared, meat-packed dumplings.

Lamb & Scallion Dumplings

If there’s anything you need to know about food pairing, it is this: lamb and scallion are a match made in heaven. Bon Appetit proves the statement right through these drool-inducing dumplings. Another highlight of this recipe is also the flour lace at the bottom of the dumplings. It provides a great crunch as well as a wow-worthy and instagrammable effect.

Soup Dumplings

Can’t decide whether you should go for soup or dim sum? Well, why not go for both? Clair from Bon Appetit shares with us here her foolproof xiao long bao soup dumpling recipe. It’s a great addition to your dinner table so there’s no need to spend a fortune on this dish every time you crave for soup dumplings at a restaurant.

Pho Soup Dumplings

Crank your soup dumpling experience up a notch by injecting it with the Vietnamese delicacy, pho. The herbaceous broth will add extra oomph to the scallion-speckled pork mixture and the soft, thin dough of the dumpling.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.

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