This is technically a cheat post, mostly because nothing really that significant or interesting happened today but I wanted to post this Recipe, so its a bonus cause there are multiple pictures, a recipe guide and funny commentary :p. Note, I don't really know the measurments of everything, because most of my cooking (stemming from my parents) are estimates.
Glutinous Rice Flour
Step 1: Mix Ground Pork, Sugar, Salt, Fish Sauce, Soy Sauce
Make sure all those ingredients are evenly mixed into the ground pork, this will serve as the meat inside of the dumpling and will make some nice juices inside as it cooks.
Step 2: Mix Warm Water + Glutinous Rice Flour until it is doughy
A Trick my mom likes to use is to mix the water and the flour until its partilly doughy, cook a little bit of it in boiling water, then mix it back in to give it a more even mixture. It should feel doughy but firm enough to form. Use Flour to keep your hands from sticking to it and to keep it seperated from each other.
When you're ready, make a small ball and kneed the outsides until its a small disc with a fatter center.
Step 3: Scoop some meat mixture and place inside of the Dumpling Shell
The shell will keep from breaking since the center is fattier while the outside solidifys and keeps the meat juicy and cooking on the inside.
Step 4: Repeat, and watch as they Multiple
If you done it right, it'll look like my mom made it, if you did it wrong, it'll look like I made it. You'll be able to tell in the next image...
Step 5: Awe.
Can you tell which ones I made?
Step 6: Boil for approximately 10 - 12 minutes
Cut one in half and check to see if all pink is gone form the meat, once it turns a nice brownish color, your dumplings are ready to eat. You can eat it with the soup or you can eat it without it.
Step 7: Serve and Enjoy
Compliments of my Lovely Mother.