Street Food Focus: Dumplings

By admin | January 24, 2012

Photo: Romain Guy

Photo: Romain Guy

By: Nicole Lewis

Dumplings aren’t just street food they are smart food. The way meat or vegetables tuck perfectly inside a pan-fried crispy or steamed and wonderfully chewy exterior just makes sense. They are so smart that pretty much every major food culture has their iteration of a dumpling. The simple yet flavorful treat can be eaten all-year-round, at any time of day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

For me the ultimate dumpling is pan-fried pork dumplings, common to Chinese food, called Jiazoi. If you are in NYC, and want a taste of authentic dumplings, head to Chinatown. Chinatown in lower Manhattan is home to many of China’s ethnic groups. Here you can find a variety of dumplings from shrimp dumplings called, har gow, to soup dumplings, and everything in between. If you ask me, all are equally delicious. Read More


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