AT A GLANCE
The kimchi imparts a beautiful complex flavour to the tiny mandu floating in a heart-warming broth.
|01||For short-rib broth, bring ingredients and 3.5 litres cold water to the simmer in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, skim scum from surface, reduce heat to low-medium and simmer gently until meat is falling from the bone (1-1½ hours). Remove meat and set aside, then strain broth into a clean pan (discard solids). Skim fat from surface and season to taste with extra soy sauce and ground white pepper. Shred beef, return meat to broth and keep warm.|
|02||Blanch bean sprouts until just wilted (30 seconds), drain, refresh, then drain well again, squeezing out excess moisture. Combine in a bowl with pork, kimchi, tofu, ginger, garlic, spring onion, sesame oil, soy sauce and half the beaten egg, and season to taste. Place a half-tablespoonful of kimchi mixture in the centre of each dumpling wrapper, brush edges lightly with remaining beaten egg, fold wrapper over kimchi mixture to form a half-moon and press edges to seal, squeezing out any air. Brush one corner lightly with egg, bring corners together and press to seal. Place mandu in a single layer on a tray and refrigerate until required.|
|03||Lightly whisk yolks and whites in separate bowls, and season both to taste. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add egg yolks and cook until set (2-3 minutes), then transfer to a plate and thinly slice. Repeat with remaining oil and eggwhites.|
|04||Place kimchi mandu in a single layer in a steamer lined with muslin and steam over a saucepan of boiling water until cooked through (7-8 minutes). Divide among bowls, top with egg yolk and eggwhite slices and spring onion, ladle the broth in and serve hot with extra kimchi.|
Note If cassia quills are unavailable substitute with a cinnamon quill.