Every single country in the world has its living tradition, music, art, and many more attractions—including specialties of its cuisine. Traditional foods have always been a big part of every country’s heritage, and Chinese cuisine deserves a special place in your cookbook.
Dumplings are one of the staples of Chinese cuisine, and they usually consist of pieces of dough wrapped around a filling, or of dough with no filling. A variety of methods are used to prepare dumplings—including baking, boiling, frying, simmering, or steaming. In China, when we talk about dumplings, we’re usually referring to boiled dumplings or Shui jiao.
This is the ultimate comfort food that’s eaten on a regular basis in this country, and it’s super delicious. Boiled dumplings are moist and juicy, and also the most important dish for celebrating Chinese (Lunar) New Year in northern China.
During the holiday season, it’s common for people to place a coin or a candy inside with the hope of obtaining a fortune or having a sweet life on Chinese New Year’s Eve, the evening before Chinese New Year, or and special family occasions.
If you want to make this dish the way they do in China, you can have to follow the recipe.