"This seafood one was my other favorite. The prawn were just so fresh and everything was amazing. It also had pork in it, super flavorful."
Dumpling is a broad class of dishes that consist of pieces of dough (made from a variety of starch sources), often wrapped around a filling. Dumplings may be prepared using a variety of methods, including baking, boiling, frying, simmering or steaming and are found in many world cuisines.
Jiaozi filled with ground pork or beef, cabbage, bamboo shoots, and scallions are a popular dish at Chinese restaurants and Lunar New Year celebrations. Serve them as an appetizer, with an easy tangy dipping sauce made from soy sauce and rice vinegar.
Har Gow—plump, juicy shrimp packed into translucent purses made from a combination of wheat and tapioca starch—are a particular dim sum. Pork fatback mixed into the shrimp provides plenty of moisture, melting as the dumplings steam.
Chaoshou omits the broth and instead serves the dumplings coated in a fiery aromatic sauce. Make it with garlic, vinegar, and a homemade oil infused with roasted chilies and Sichuan peppercorns for their signature mouth-numbing heat.
Have a good appetite!