Dumplings are a specific term for a dish consisting of pieces of dough wrapped around a filling. The dough can be made from bread, flour or potatoes, and can be filled with meat, fish, cheese, vegetables, fruits, or sweets. As such, dumplings can be found in a multitude of varieties and flavors.
To add even more variety, dumplings can be cooked using a variety of methods, including baking, boiling, frying, simmering, or steaming. In addition, they are used in many cuisines around the world.
The Chinese dumplings are fresh and tasty, no matter which variety of fillings are used. Usually, they are enjoyed with seasoning sauce or seasoning soup, which helps improve the flavor.
About Classic Chinese Dumplings
Dumplings are a popular Northern China Spring Festival food but not in the West. Dumplings have a unique place at many New Year’s Eve banquets on the eve of the Spring Festival, though some areas prefer to eat dumplings after New Year’s Eve.
They are a staple of Chinese cuisine with cultural significance for both their form and filling. That’s why, during the Spring Festival, they are essential to some.
Dumplings have also become a common type of food in southern China, where people don’t grow/eat wheat as a rule. “Southern dumpling” skins are typically made of rice instead.
Traditionally, family members sit at a table, wrapping dumplings and eating them while watching the Spring Festival Gala. Eating dumplings on Winter Solstice Day is also a tradition in northern China.
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