Why add sugar while cooking dumplings: a surprising hack

Kateryna YagovychFood
Homemade dumplings

There are few people who don't like delicious meat dumplings. Especially hot, freshly cooked ones. But recently, a new trend has emerged in the gastronomic world: fried dumplings. To make the dish perfect, sugar is added to it.

The idea was published on inka_andreeva's Instagram page. According to this method, sugar is added to the soy sauce in which the products are cooked. This creates a very spicy caramel crispy crust on the dough.

How to cook fried dumplings with soy sauce and sugar


  • small slightly frozen dumplings
  • soy sauce
  • sugar
Soy sauce and sugar - ingredients for dressing

Method of preparation:

1. Pour vegetable oil into a preheated frying pan and add dumplings.

2. Fry until golden brown.

3. Put the dumplings on a plate and pour the remaining oil from the pan over. It should be dry.

Cooking crispy dumplings in a frying pan

4. Add a little sugar to soy sauce.

5. Pour the dumplings back and add the soy sauce with sugar.

Serving fried dumplings

6. Simmer the dumplings until tender, covered.

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