Dumplings are popular for all occasions and eaten all year round.
• Fantastic as finger food
• Great side dish to rice, noodles or veggies
• Nice eaten cold in lunch boxes
• Party & BBQ favourites
• Healthy in chicken broth soup
• Fantastic with any pasta sauce
Healthy: These dumpling contain no added MSG, preservatives, artificial colours or additives and are 95% fat free.
Easy: Takes no more than 5 to 10 mins straight from the freezer to cook.
Versatile: Panfried, steamed, boiled, baked, deep fried or use in soups or as pasta.
Yummy: Taste the freshness of ingredients in every bite.
These dumplings from Leanne's Kitchen are full of healthy ingredients. You won't find any product that tastes better, healthier, easier or faster to cook that is made in N.Z. These dumplings also comply with the Food & Beverage Classification System for everyday use in schools, so it's a perfect food for the young and old. Kids just love them.
Available in a range of flavours:
• Chicken & Veges: Everyone's favorite, has the right balance of carbs, vegetables and meat. Fantastic with pasta sauces.
• Pork & Cabbage: Taste the traditional Chinese dumpling with flavourful pork mixed with cabbage. Experience the real taste of China.
• Seafood & Veges: For Seafood lovers. Contains prawn meat and noodles. Fantastic in a cream sauce or soup.
• Vegetarian: Every vegetarian's delight, with the authentic taste of Chinese mushrooms, vermicelli noodles and mixed vegetables.
• Chicken & Prawn: The freshest ingredients from both land and sea come together in our sensational Chicken & Prawn Dumplings!
• Pork & Prawn: Your taste buds never lie as you bite into these beautiful Pork and Cabbage Dumplings.
Look out for them in your local supermarket frozens department.
I really enjoyed this flavour, I oven baked them, it did take longer than what was stated on package, which was fine.
I really like the chicken flavour but wasn't so keen on the vegies inside, but all in all they were nice.
I would buy them again as a pre-snack for having people over, they are a nice little treat, which people seem to really enjoy, I had to eat mine pack really quickly as I had 2 boarders hovering over mine pinching them lol.
these were my utter favourite. after trying the rest of the flavours available this one came out on top for me. i had some family over for lunch and cooked up three packs of these as a soup and everyone agreed the flavour was perfect. the chicken gave the dumpling plenty of body and bite but the flavour was strongly prawn which we all loved. so easy to cook when you follow the directions. though i love asian food i can see why the more european preferences wouldnt go for them as they can look a bit unappealing on their own but if you do them in a nice soup with just a touch of curry to add colour they dont look anywhere near as bad. you could also boil them with a few stamens of saffron if you want to add colour without flavour. i have already gone out and bought a decent stack of these and dumplings are now the most numerous item in my freezer.
This was a new flavour for me, as I havent tried seafood in a dumpling before. At least I dont recall ever being told so at least. On top of that I have to admit my usual experiences of Asian-inspired foods is usually restricted to a $10 container of smorgasbord beef, noodles and veges at the local chippie.
I was actually quite impressed at how well they turned out after going through the 'hot oil torture' in the mini-fryer, though it was more that the flavour stayed so strong yet delicate.
I could easily taste the prawn coming through, it was in no way drowned out by the chicken, which still managed to hold its own against the veges too. Even the youngest of the kids at the gathering were wolfing them down like they were candy.
All in all these were a real hit with everyone, to the point where I was "requested" to go back to the supermarket and buy 6 more bags before the night was out.
I chose to have a panel for this review and guess what, they all agreed with me. Out of 10, only one didn't list this as their favorite.
I cooked them under the 'pan fried' choice but i found they took longer than 5 mins but were worth waiting for. I personally didnt like the idea of boiling them and making them into a soup or serving one pasta type product with another.
For me, who doesn't typically like seafood or prawns, this was actually a great way to eat it and get the nutritional value of it without the taste.
This time around I thought I would try a different preparation technique... like doing the totally un-Manly thing and following the instructions properly.
Carefully reading the directions for Pan Frying the dumplings, I followed them step by step... and though they took a bit longer than the 5 minutes stated on the pack, they were well worth the wait. Though I have never really been a fan of much in the way of seafood, beyond the typical bit of crumbed or battered fish with my chips, I found the taste of the prawn to be strong enough to taste, yet subtle enough to allow the chicken to peek through as well.
What really impressed me was that these dumplings even tasted pretty good 2 hours later after the leftovers had gone cold, and went very well with a mustard pickle dipping sauce too. I have not come across many foods like this that can retain any semblance of edibility after being allowed to cool. A remarkable testament to the quality of the ingredients.
Overall, surprisingly this may become a staple content of our chest freezer, for those on-the-spot meals when we need a main ingredient for a plated meal, or finger-food for guest occasions. I think these would go down well with almost any non-vegetarian consumer. I would love to try them with some of the Dumpling Sauces and spice flavourings that are made by this company... I just need to find them first.
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