Mandu by Jann
Updated: Mar 25, 2020
Shortly after our oldest daughter was born, our family moved to Winnipeg. When we arrived, we didn’t know anyone, but lucky for us there was a Newcomers’ Club there. Honestly, I don’t know what we’d have done without the Newcomers’ Club. We met a lot of great people through it, including families with kids the same age as ours, and it really saved our sanity at times. It gave us a new network since our old once was in Brockville.
One of the friends we made was Laura Kim. She brought mandu several times to our get-togethers, and both my husband and I loved it. So much so, that I got the recipe off her. It was her mother-in-law’s recipe, who had immigrated to Canada from South Korea with Laura’s husband. It’s a recipe I still make several times a year. The batches are huge, so I freeze it and we pull out what we need and leave the rest. My husband and I both still love it, and I always remember the Kims when I make it, even though it’s been almost thirty years since we lived in Winnipeg.