Established in 2015, Oh Mei Dumpling (@ohmeidumpling) is an award-winning street food business specialising in handmade dumplings.
Introducing Mama Mui’s signature chilli oil. A versatile family recipe from Sha Tau Kok, Hong Kong, now homemade with love in Cheshire.
Use as an accompaniment to your dumplings, to add extra depth to noodles and stir-fries or simply as a dipping sauce.
Made by hand in Cheshire.
Chilli flakes, onions, garlic, sesame, mushroom, sugar, soybean, wheat flour, vegetable oil
Please note, all products are prepared & handled in a kitchen that handles tree nuts, peanuts and sesame.
Once open, store in the fridge and use within 1 month.
Hi, my name is Mei. I am the founder of Oh/Mei/Dumpling.
By day I am a busy mummy of two beautiful little dumplings. By night I am a dumpling maker and at weekend you’ll find me at various pop up market and food events around Greater Manchester.
My love of Chinese food started when I was a little girl living above my family’s Chinese takeaway. Everyday, without fail, my mum would cook us a family meal which would consist of different Chinese dishes served with rice. I use to watch over her shoulder in complete awe and eager to learn from her.
All my life I’ve been brought up eating dumplings. It was always our go to snack after school. My mum handmade them all the time. I use to watch my mum make each dumpling, hand pleating them one by one and back then I thought it was impossible to learn from her. Fast forward to 2016 I decided that after suffering two miscarriages I thought YOLO — I quit my very safe and secure job in education and decided to take a leap of faith and follow my life long dream ambition- to be happy, to set up my own dumpling business and be my own boss. That same year my mum trained me up to make dumplings, it took me months and months just to learn the basic skills and even today I am still learning.
The day I did my first ever street food event was the day I found out I was 4 weeks pregnant. The most logical thing to do was to stop working due to all the manual and heavy lifting, set up and break down. However I did quite the opposite, I worked hard until I was 30 weeks pregnant and I give birth two weeks later.
After taking five months off I returned back to work. That year I won two awards. Stockport Best Street Food 2018 and Manchester Best Street Food 2018 I couldn’t believe it. My mum was crying with joy for weeks, she was so proud of me. I also recently won Manchester Best street food 2020.
Dumplings served with my mum’s chilli oil was always a winner, the perfect combo. Everybody always wanted extra chilli oil on their dumplings. My mum had to make large batches to keep up with the demands. I am so proud to now have my mum’s chilli oil all jarred and labeled up.
My mum had a hard life back in Hong Kong, she was a farm girl working out in the paddy rice fields with no option to have an education. My mum has inspired me to remain grounded, be humble and everyday to work hard.