I bought some mandoo wrappers not long ago, as i have been craving to make some!
Mandoo wrappers (the round kind)
long rice (small bunch)
1/3 cup ground pork
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of kim chee (or kim chi), diced
3-4 tsp kim chee juice
2 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
2-3 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp of sesame seeds (crushed)
dash of black pepper
dash of white pepper
drizzle of sriracha sauce (i finally spelled it right!)
1) Soak long rice in warm water, when it's easier to bend, cut them with kitchen scissors to about 1 to 1.5 inches in length. Leave them to continue to soak as you prepare the meat.
2) In a bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients (minus the wrappers) together.
3) Take a small amt of mixed meat and microwave it for 15 seconds and taste to see if it needs more salt, pepper, kim chee, etc. Then adjust your meat mixture accordingly.
4) Mix in the long rice.
5) Place about 1 to 2 tbsp of meat mixture in the center of the wrapper, wet half circle of the edge with water (the one you used to soak the long rice is just fine! save water!).
6) Fold the dry half edge to the wet half edge an seal. You can make it fancy by over lapping like i do if you like, just make sure you press them sealed with your hands. (took me mandoo dishes before i mastered it) It's ok If juice comes out of the mandoo. just make sure you seal it shut in the end.
7) Heat about 4-5 cups of water in a small pot. When all the wrappers are done, dunk them in the boiling water and do a quick "blanch". I dunked and pull out each mandoo one at a time.
8) Heat a skillet to medium high, drizzle some sesame oil on the skill.
9) Pan fry the mandoo until golden brown on each side. you can also deep fry with vegetable oil.
These babies are so tasty, you don't even need sauce! needless to say, Mr. P and I ate the whole thing in less than 15 minutes, as we were standing by the kitchen counter talking! Good thing I snapped a couple of pics first!
The Loco Moco Day came and went. I had not reached my goal of 50 plates. But I am super stoked to get 10 photos!!! Top it all off, I am so proud half of them were homemade, and 4 of those are currently living outside of Hawaii! Way to represent people!! Stay tuned for next months Let's Eat Local Kine Grindz! If you want to join in the fun, just like the facebook page!! Here are the pictures of Loco Moco Day!