Soup dumplings, or xiao long bao, are made by combining ground pork with chilled gelatinized pork stock inside a dough wrapper. When steamed, the gelatin stock melts, so that the diner bites into a dumpling filled with hot soup.
I can substitute a number of fillings for the ground pork and seasonings fairly easily. However, I'm wondering if any of the various vegetarian gelatin substitutes will behave properly to make the gelatinized stock component; that is, will they set to jello hardness when chilled, yet re-liquify when steamed? If so, which one?
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