The jiaozi is a Chinese
dumpling which consists of meat and minced vegetables
wrapped into a piece of dough. Popular meat fillings
include shrimp, ground lamb, ground pork, ground beef, and
even fish. Jiaozi are usually steamed or boiled. If they
are fried, they are called potstickers. Compared to
wontons, jiaozis have a thicker skin and are longer.
The baozi is another Chinese dumpling, made with a thick
leavened bun, compared to the thin noodle-like skin of
Zongzi are a traditional Chinese food. Sticky rice is used
to fill a parcel made from dried lotus or bamboo leaves.
The parcels are steamed for several hours to cook the
rice, and when unwrapped they retain their shape. The
dumplings may be eaten plain with syrup, or the rice is
flavoured with meat and vegetables or mashed beans before
Chinese Dumpling: Jiaozi
Chinese Dumpling: Baozi
Chinese cuisine includes sweet dumplings. For example,
baozi with sweet fillings, such as red bean or taro. Also
commonly found are tang yuan. These are smaller dumplings
made with rice flour and filled with very sweet sesame or
peanut paste. There are also other kinds of dumplings such
as Har Kao, Siew Mai, Small Dragon Bun, Pork Bun and
Jiaozi is the best food for family reunion in China. On
Chinese New Year's eve, the whole family will sit around
the table and make Jiaozi together. In less than one hour,
everyone will be enjoying dumplings.
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