You’re About to Make Dim Sum With These 16 Recipes
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You’re About to Make Dim Sum With These 16 Recipes

Sometimes you just want to kick back at home, enjoying your favorite tasty bites of dim sum away from the clatter of carts stacked high with steamer baskets. There are so many delicacies to choose from, but we pared things down to a collection of 16 favorites, covering everything from dumplings to desserts. Be sure to check out this guide to traditional teas to serve alongside. Time to dust off your teapot!

1. Multi-Layered Scallion Pancakes: The key to these popular layered flatbreads is a technique called laminating, just like croissants! (via Food 52)

2. Shrimp Wrapped in Tofu Skin: The “skin” that forms on top of homemade soy milk serves as a DIY wrapper for these fried, seasoned shrimp-filled packets. (via Rasa Malaysia)

3. Steamed BBQ Pork Buns: Succulent barbecue pork is tucked into the center of these fluffy, sweet steamed buns to create many folks’ favorite dim sum treat. (via Flavor Explosions)

4. Cantonese Style Mango Pudding: Mango pudding can be hit or miss in restaurants, but this homemade version is always fantastic — a terrifically creamy and flavorful way to end a meal. (via The Moon Blush Baker)

5. Mushroom Dumplings: Mushrooms stand in for meat in these tasty, gorgeously assembled vegetarian dumplings. (via Koko Cooks)

6. Vegetable Egg Rolls: Crunching through a shattering spring roll wrapper to get to the veggie-filled center is always a delightful sensation. These rolls are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. (via Steamy Kitchen)

7. Five Spice Chicken Lemongrass Dumplings (Gluten Free): Assembled into flower-shaped packets, these warmly-spiced chicken dumplings are made using homemade gluten-free wrappers. (via A Sage Amalgam)

8. Chinese Barbecued Pork: This homemade roasted pork belly is simply stunning in its natural state. No artificial food coloring required. (via Appetite for China)

9. Sweet Potato Mantou: These filling-free bao (steamed buns) are a must-try. The addition of sweet potato to the dough makes them even more tempting. (via Rasa Malaysia)

10. Chicken Porridge: This dim sum staple is also a fantastic remedy when you’re under the weather! (via Daily Cooking Quest)

11. Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings: With a classic shumai filling, this recipe includes tons of photos, making it easy enough to master at home. (via Thirsty for Tea)

12. Egg Tarts: A byproduct of British imperialism, these tarts are a popular dessert offering to this day. (via Brit + Co.)

13. Rice Noodle Rolls: Check out this hack for making a sometimes finicky recipe totally foolproof and so much faster. (via Not Quite Nigella)

14. Salt and Pepper Squid: Next time you’re in the mood for calamari, give this peppery version a try. (via Cake Crumbs and Beach Sand)

15. Fried Taro Puffs: Some items stand up to their rounds on the dim sum cart better than others. Fried taro puffs are not one of those things. Enjoy ’em at their peak by whipping up a batch at home! (via Gourmandistan)

16. Homemade Dumpling Wrappers: Get creative and whip up your own filling combos to stuff into these DIY wrappers. (via Sea Salt with Food)

What is your favorite treat to order off the dim sum cart? Any favorite recipes or restaurants to share? Let’s talk in the comments!