What are Dumplings?

Dumpling can be used as a blanket term for everything from the balls of dough cooked in meat stews to steamed tidbits folded in featherlike patterns in the shape of a goldfish. They truly are the most delicious little things that’s constantly being eaten in this world. Its translucent, sleek skin molded from sheets of rice paste wrapped around juicy fillings are usually considered appetizers in a typical Chinese restaurant. Some people would even consider it a whole meal! Whether it’s steamed, baked, deep-fried, pan-fried or boiled, dumplings are an important staple in home cooking in all parts of China.