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Homemade Garlic Chili Oil and Dumpling Dipping Sauce

My son turned me on to a YouTube channel from a guy that was the lead line cook at Uchiko here in Austin for a few years. He left Uchiko to build this youtube channel and It's awesome! If you have not heard of Uchiko, give it a google. Best restaurant in Austin in my book and by far the most inventive. Being ead line cook there is a legit culinary accomplishment.

Anyhow, I have proclaimed this year to be "The Year of the Dumpling" for me. I'm going to get weird with dumplings from the dough all the way through. Stay tuned for that adventure, I'll post it all here. I wanted to learn to make the sauces first so these are store my last store bought dumplings before TYOTD goes into effect. Both of these sauces are out of this world. Can't wait to make my own dumplings to go with.

Here is the chili oil recipe and techniques:


Dumpling dipping Sauce recipe:

1tsp white sugar
1Tbsp very hot water (dissolve sugar)
3Tbsp good soy sauce
1Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
1- Garlic Clove Minced


Here are my results:


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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,800
    edited January 2020
    I love be me some dumplings. Good times right there.
    Johns Creek GA with a Large & a 17" Blackstone........Medium & MiniMax in storage

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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,191
    Love that kitchen and cabinetry!
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,411
    I’ve been watching him for a while. The cabinet intro is pretty obnoxious, but skipping the first 30 seconds makes them much more tolerable. His baking stuff is quite good, too
  • ColtsFan said:
    Love that kitchen and cabinetry!

    Thank you! Janell designed it from the ground up. It was 3 tiny rooms with a very low ceiling when we bought the house.
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,752
    Pretty sure I've never had a dumpling. Very sure I've never wanted one. Never seemed appealing. Didn't know they were supposed to have sauces either. I prolly just don't know what I'm missing.

    Nice kitchen though!
     

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,256
    really miss the korean grocery down the street, always giant bags of homemade dumplings.  looking forward to the dumpling writeups
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Pretty sure I've never had a dumpling. Very sure I've never wanted one. Never seemed appealing. Didn't know they were supposed to have sauces either. I prolly just don't know what I'm missing.

    Nice kitchen though!
     
    Thank you (and you are definitely missing out on the dumplings!) 
    Uchiko in on my short list of places I haven't tried yet in Austin.   Have heard great things.  We really like Wu Chow as well.  Their soup dumplings are pretty damn good.  
    Midland, TX XLBGE
  • Pretty sure I've never had a dumpling. Very sure I've never wanted one. Never seemed appealing. Didn't know they were supposed to have sauces either. I prolly just don't know what I'm missing.

    Nice kitchen though!
     
    Thank you (and you are definitely missing out on the dumplings!) 
    Uchiko in on my short list of places I haven't tried yet in Austin.   Have heard great things.  We really like Wu Chow as well.  Their soup dumplings are pretty damn good.  

    we love WuChow. Try Old Thousand on E 11th (right by Franklin). The dumplings (really thier chili oil and their black vinegar sauce) at Old Thousand are what sent me down this path. I want to put as much energy into something new this year as I normally do into grilling/bbq. We had a boozy Sunday brunch at Old Thousand last weekend and with chili oil and vinegar dripping down my chin I was like "this is it! Dumplings!"

    And so my quest begins.

    And get to Uchiko ASAP. bring your wallet.
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • @The Cen-Tex Smoker I have never heard of Old Thousand before but will be putting it on my list.  Boozy Sunday brunches are the best.  I have heard that Uchiko isn't cheap.  
    Midland, TX XLBGE
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 7,632
    Bitchin Kitchen.... Awesome dipping sauce 
    Visalia, Ca

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  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 2,888
    Thank you for sharing.  I definitely had a "life changing dumpling experience" while in college.  My mom and step-father took me to a restaurant.  The dumplings were amazing, but the sauce changed my life.  Can't wait to try this!!

    I'll be in Austin the 1st week of Feb. for a convention.  Hopefully I will have a chance to try one of the restaurants listed above!
    Southlake, TX, and Cowhouse Creek - King, TX.  2 Large, 1 Small and a lot of Eggcessories.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,411
    Chinese Cooking Demystified and School of Wok are also excellent channels for Chinese/Asian cooking.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,411
    And never forget Maangchi for Korean dishes!
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 8,165
    I could really get down with TYOTD. They're a staple in our house but I've always been a bit tentative to try and make my own (for no good reason). Looking forward to this! Thanks for sharing!! 

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  • smokingalsmokingal Posts: 1,025
    I'm a fan of that YouTube channel as well, minus the intro.  Nice work on the chili oil.
    It's "Smokin Gal", not "Smoking Al".
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 8,109
    edited January 2020
    Great video and great job!  Don't get me wrong, just wondering if lightly toasting the spices on CI pan would 'wake up' the flavour even more? 
    edit: love the kitchen too, specially the single bowl sink, we would never go back to double bowl again.
    canuckland
  • smbishop said:
    Thank you for sharing.  I definitely had a "life changing dumpling experience" while in college.  My mom and step-father took me to a restaurant.  The dumplings were amazing, but the sauce changed my life.  Can't wait to try this!!

    I'll be in Austin the 1st week of Feb. for a convention.  Hopefully I will have a chance to try one of the restaurants listed above!
    Give me a shout. I’ll play tour guide. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • Great video and great job!  Don't get me wrong, just wondering if lightly toasting the spices on CI pan would 'wake up' the flavour even more? 
    edit: love the kitchen too, specially the single bowl sink, we would never go back to double bowl again.
    I think toasting the spices is always a good idea. Good call. I’ll do that next time. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • I could really get down with TYOTD. They're a staple in our house but I've always been a bit tentative to try and make my own (for no good reason). Looking forward to this! Thanks for sharing!! 
    We have made plenty of dumplings but we have always used store bought wrappers. Soup dumplings are fun to make too! Can’t wait to do those again with homemade dough. 

    It’s not that hard once you learn the pleating techniques. You’ll ruin a few while figuring it out but it gets easier pretty quick. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • NDGNDG Posts: 2,122
    Year of Dumpling - great !! Should be a fun follow . . Reminds me of an old VILLAGE IDIOT post - he was the man when I first got my egg and did lots of interesting Asian stuff.  
    Columbus, Ohio
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,121
    Oh man. I'm excited about TYOTD.  

    I've made bao  a few times. One sis lived in China for many years and has made dumplings for us. We've dabbled in other things like xiao long bao (actually caliqueen figured that one out). So so much goodness there. 

    Can't wait to see the fruits of your endeavors. 

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  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,247
    Somewhat grounded on the dumplings thing. I remember one of my most favorite meals being chicken and dumplings.

    This has my interest for the rest of the year.
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    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 3,925
    Nice 
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,752
    Ok, I said earlier that I've never had or wanted dumplings. I've spent some time this morning watching people make them and found that they are totally not what I imagined them to be! They look delicious and I have GOT to try some! TYOTD indeed! 

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,256
    Ok, I said earlier that I've never had or wanted dumplings. I've spent some time this morning watching people make them and found that they are totally not what I imagined them to be! They look delicious and I have GOT to try some! TYOTD indeed! 

    this is a really good fast food type item. if you can find an asian grocery that makes them a  bag of 50 can be under ten bucks. frozen til needed, steamed, steamed/fried, deep fried. super quick meal. peking raviolis are dumplings, you must have had those at one time
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Your sauce and dumplings look excellent and delish. Thanks for the info on the YouTube channel. The last year or so I delved into dumplings but got busy with other things to cook. You resparked  my interest so thank you.
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