Xiao Long Bao Dumplings With Christmas Sparkles

3 Easy to Prepare Foods to Feed a Crowd This Festive Season

With the festive season well and truly underway, spend your precious time creating joyous moments with loved ones, rather than being stuck in the kitchen cooking for hours.

Let Mrs. Tran’s Kitchen (MTK) help you entertain your friends and family with some easy to prepare foods that will surely please everyone. Visit our stockists page here to see where you can purchase the MTK range of authentic Asian food products.

1. Prawn Dumplings (Ha Gao)

These dumplings are always a crowd favourite and it’s not hard to see why. These traditional prawn dumplings are individually handcrafted with freshly made in-house pastry. They are bursting with flavour that you can actually see; each dumpling has at least 2 whole real prawns, not a mixture of minced prawns with fillers. They are MSG Free, Halal certified and are available in Gluten-Free varieties too.


Steam: From frozen, steam for at least 10 minutes. Serve with soy sauce and some MTK Sate Chilli Oil for a spicy hit!

Three Prawn Ha Gao Dumplings

2. Bao Buns

Who doesn’t like sinking their teeth into the pillowy softness of a bao bun? They are so versatile to entertain with as you can fill them with any sweet or savoury ingredient, you’re only limited by your imagination.

Tip: Fried bao buns taste like donuts and are great served with ice-cream for a sweet serving option.

The MTK range of buns come in a variety of different flavours:

Each bao bun is pre-cut for easy opening, are MSG Free, contain no artificial colours, Halal certified and suitable for vegetarians.


Steam (perfect for savoury filling): From frozen, steam for 5 minutes.

Deep Fry (great for sweet fillings): From frozen, deep fry the buns on medium heat for a few minutes until golden-brown.

Sandwich Bao Buns With Crispy Meat

3. Gourmet Meat Dumplings

Once your guests taste these succulent meat dumplings, we’re certain they’ll be coming back for more.  Proudly made in Australia from premium cuts of locally sourced lean meat, they are juicy and brimming with flavour without any meat enhancers or MSG. The MTK range of gourmet meat dumplings come in 4 delicious varieties:


Steam: Steam from frozen for 10 minutes.
(Soup-filled dumplings can only be steamed, not boiled/pan fried)

Boil: Boil from frozen for 10 minutes.

Pan Fry: From frozen, fry in a little oil for 1 min. Add some water and cover pan with lid, cook until water evaporates.

Fried Chicken And Prawn And Pork And Chive Dumplings

From the team at Mrs. Tran’s Kitchen, we would like to wish you and your family a happy and TASTY festive season!