Taste and Create: Sweet Potato Dumplings


This is really for last month’s Taste and Create event but then, typhoon Fengshen passed by the weekend I planned on cooking the recipe I have chosen from Lysy of Munchkin Mail.

Several mango trees were felled

What caught my fancy was her sweet potato dumpling. Mind you, sweet potatoes are that – sweet and we usually use it for cooking desserts (try this sweet potato dessert with a salty twist) and not part of entree. Much like avocado, which we eat in sweet salads or as shakes. It still takes some time for me to consider adding avocado to sandwiches. Since we had some sweet potatoes (we call them camote) dug up from the garden, I thought I give it a try.

Sweet Potato Dumplings

I usually make dumplings with meat so this is a first time for me to have vegetable dumplings.

Sweet Potato Dumplings

1 medium size sweet potato
1 small size carrots
50 grams oyster mushroom
1 small onions
1 tbsp oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp sesame oil
dumpling wrapper (molo/siomai wrapper)

Chop all vegetables fine. In a pan, heat oil then add the sweet potato. Stirfry a few minutes then add the carrots. Stirfry some more and finally add the mushrooms. A 1/4 cup vegetable broth. Cook till all ingredients are cooked. Season with salt and pepper. Add sesame oil then remove from fire. Cook to room temperature then wrap in dumpling wrappers. Lysse’s method for cooking the dumpling is to steam. I used the frying and steaming methob by frying the dumplings first in a non-stick pan then adding half a cup of water to steam them.

I prepared a dipping sauce of soy sauce, crushed ginger and calamansi (Philippine limes).

The sweetish taste of the sweet potato is balanced by the salt and spicy dipping sauce. Having made my first vegetable dumpling leads to a lot of possibilities for more variations of vegetable dumplings. The dumplings eventually graced our Sunday family picnic…

A picnic of sisig, fern salad and dumplings


  1. says

    Wow – sarap! My husband loves sweet potatoes and I’d love to give this a try. Thanks for posting about it – and hope the typhoon didn’t cause too much damage!

  2. says

    i saw a friend prepared a sweet potato dumpling too years back..it was really good..its just he didn’t give me the recipe..:-) thanks for sharing the recipe

  3. says

    Hi Gay! I’m so sorry I haven’t been over to here to see what you did for so long! I’m really sorry about your typhoon – sounds very dramatic indeed. Anyway, I’m really glad you liked the dumplings and yours look a lot more professional than mine did! I keep meaning to try them again as they were so good. I like the sound of your veggie combination – I’ll put that at the top of my list…

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