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Korean Frozen Dumplings (Mandu)

Cooking Korean frozen dumplings!
Instant dumplings- Panfried mandu

One thing I don’t like about winter is its weather. It is just too cold, so I am not as motivated as other seasons to cook any meals. I just want to stay in my room and snuggle up. However, the fact that we have to eat to survive is what makes me still cook something. I have to admit that I am a lazy cook. ๐Ÿ˜€

So this is what we had for dinner last night. No rice! No Kimchi! Just some fried frozen mandu. (We had kind of a big lunch luckily, so we could cope with just some mandu for dinner.)

Korean frozen dumplings (frozen mandu) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

I bought these packs last week at Homeplus. It was really a good deal, because I got these two packs (total 2.4 kg) for 5,880 won (US $ 6.20). Great bargain, isn’t it? So I still have lots more leftover to go though. (I am planning to make some manduguk this weekend.)

I pan fried them, not deep frying. I think pan frying is a more common way to eat mandu instead of deep frying in Korea, and pan fried mandu is called “Gun-Mandu” (๊ตฐ๋งŒ๋‘) in Korean. To get the best result (crispy texture), defrost them completely before you cook them.

You can also steam them or cook them with a microwave.
If you steam them, you can get a result like this. (Eat them while it is still hot. When it gets cold, it is not very nice.)

Instant dumplings- Steamed mandu

Steamed mandu is “Jjin-Mandu” (์ฐ๋งŒ๋‘) in Korean and I personally prefer pan fried mandu.

There are lots of kinds of mandu, such as Kimchi mandu (๊น€์น˜ ๋งŒ๋‘), Meat mandu (๊ณ ๊ธฐ ๋งŒ๋‘), Squid mandu (์˜ค์ง•์–ด ๋งŒ๋‘), Seafood mandu (ํ•ด๋ฌผ ๋งŒ๋‘), even Pizza mandu (ํ”ผ์ž ๋งŒ๋‘). The mandu I bought was Japchae mandu (์žก์ฑ„ ๋งŒ๋‘).

You can use some plain soy sauce as a dipping sauce or make some easy korean dumpling dipping sauce!

 


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