Chinese Chive Box Recipe

Chinese Chive Box


  • 3 c flour
  • 200ml boiling water
  • 2 bunches of Chinese chives (200g total), chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp minced ginger
  • 200g ground pork
  • 50g Chinese vermicelli (optional)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil + 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp salt
  • white pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

How to make Chinese Chive Box

  1. Stir together flour and water (amount is for Asian flour, if you live in the US, increase amount of water by 30% or more) until it forms a soft dough
  2. Let dough rest for at least half an hour, covered (this relaxes the gluten and makes it easier to roll out)
  3. soak vermicelli in hot water until soft, drain and chop into short pieces
  4. Combine chives, ginger, pork, vermicelli, and egg yolks in a bowl
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and cook filling materials until pork is almost done. Remove from heat and sprinkle with sesame oil
  6. The dough should be ready by now. Divide dough into quarters, working with one quarter at a time, covering the rest to prevent drying.
  7. Roll one quarter of the dough into a rope, and divide into five equal parts. Roll each part into a ball and roll each ball into a round about 4 inch in diameter. Place 2 tbsp of stuffing onto dough, and seal by folding it into a semicircle and pinching the sides together, then again folding the seal over itself (optional). Next, stand it up and flatten with the palm of your hand.
  8. Repeat until all the dough is used up. You now have 20 "boxes"
  9. Heat 1 tsp oil in a heavy frying pan until hot. Place "boxes" in pan and fry for about 2-3 minutes per side, until golden

Eat with porridge, dipped in Chinese black vinegar.

You may freeze the boxes before you fry them. When you want to eat them, take out the freezer and fry without defrosting.

For step-by-step photos on how to make the boxes, go to this link:

  • dubow
    dubow says

    ooo.... this brings back so many childhood memories!

  • SmerkyGrl
    SmerkyGrl says

    Mmmm I wants!

  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    this looks so good im about to cry. its a box of deliciousness LOL

  • profonline
    profonline says

    Looks good!

  • tommy
    tommy says

    Are you Lynnin... on Flickr? I love your food photos!

  • Enchante
    Enchante says

    yup yup, one and the same! =o)

  • souza
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  • muttoneer
    muttoneer says

    I tried these and they were excellent. I'm making more more soon! Thanks for the recipe.

  • redwood5
    redwood5 says

    these look really good! I'll have to try them some time.

  • alsun3
    alsun3 says

    This brings back of wonderful memories of my childhood. Thank you!

  • supaninjashroom
    supaninjashroom says

    I love chinese chives xD anything with it is always a winner =D

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