Revive Your Chinese Dumplings: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Reheat and Enjoy!

How to Reheat Chinese Dumplings: A Step-by-Step Guide


Chinese dumplings, also known as jiaozi or potstickers, are delicious bite-sized treats that are popular worldwide. Whether you have leftovers from a recent meal or want to enjoy them again another day, reheating your Chinese dumplings properly will ensure they retain their flavor and texture. In this blog post, we will guide you through the best methods for reheating your dumplings while keeping them juicy and mouthwatering.

The Oven Method:

If you prefer crispy dumplings with a slightly chewy exterior, using the oven method is ideal.

What You’ll Need:

The Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. If desired, line your baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  3. Place the leftover dumplings evenly on the baking sheet without overcrowding.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes until golden brown and heated through.


  5. Carefully remove from the oven using oven mitts as both baking sheet and contents will be hot.


  6. Serve immediately with soy sauce or your favorite dipping sauce!

The Steaming Method:

If you crave soft and tender dumpling skins reminiscent of freshly-made ones, steaming is an excellent choice.


Some dumplings will stick to the steamer, so it’s recommended to lightly grease the surface before placing them.

What You’ll Need:

The Steps:


  1. If using a pot with a lid, fill it with an inch of water. If using a bamboo steamer, place it over a pot partially filled with water.


  2. Grease the surface of your steaming apparatus lightly if desired.


  3. Arrange the dumplings in your steamer without overcrowding, ensuring there is space between each one for steam circulation.


  4. Cover your pot or bamboo steamer and bring the water to a boil over high heat.


  5. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and let the dumplings steam for about 6-8 minutes until thoroughly heated.



    The cooking time may vary depending on whether you’re reheating frozen or refrigerated dumplings. Frozen ones may require an additional minute or two.




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