Dinners With Ease: Golden Dumpling Soup

Juley Le

December 10, 2019

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If you’re still recovering from Thanksgiving Day indulgences, this easy Golden Dumpling Soup is just what you need to get back on track in a pinch. We added turmeric, a powerful spice known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidants benefits, into simmering vegetable broth for a smooth and calming canvas for store-bought dumplings. Though we opted for veggie gyoza, feel free to substitute with any variety.


  • 1/4 c. chopped red onions

  • 2 garlic gloves, peeled and finely chopped

  • knob of ginger, finely minced

  • 2 tsp ground turmeric

  • 12 oz box of vegetable broth

  • 1 14 oz can of coconut milk (we love this brand)

  • 1-2 tbsp. fish sauce (optional, fish sauce adds an umami flavor but feel free to leave out to keep this vegan or substitute with mushroom powder)

  • 1.5 tsp. chili flakes

  • Sesame Oil

  • 3-4 leaves of bok choy, 4-5 heads of baby bok choy, or a handful of lacinato or green kale

  • 1 pack of frozen dumplings (we always have Trader Joe’s Thai Vegetable Gyoza Dumplings stocked in the freezer)


  1. In a dutch oven or heavy bottom pan, sauté onions, garlic, and ginger in olive oil over medium heat. Add turmeric and cook until mixture is soften.

  2. Add vegetable broth, then bring to a boil. Pour in can of coconut milk, a few dashes of fish sauce, chili flakes, and sesame oil. Then, bring heat down to a rolling simmer and stir until mixed well.

  3. Add bok choy and frozen dumplings into soup and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until tender. Serve immediately.

A product designer with over a decade of experience in branding, digital products, and small businesses, Juley oversees the visual identity, marketing, and long-term strategy of Femme Next Door.

On any given day, Juley can be found messing something up in the kitchen, wondering “what ifs” and “why nots,” toting a baguette, managing her neurosis, or watching cooking shows. She’s proudly from Louisiana but now lives in Seattle with her high school sweetheart and their two young children.

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