25 Dumplings for Chinese New Year and Beyond
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25 Dumplings for Chinese New Year and Beyond

Whether we’re talking gnocchi or dim sum, we’ve yet to meet a dumpling we haven’t liked. By design, they know how to deliver pure comfort in just a bite or three, and this collection of 25 parcels all bundled up in a thin wrap is no exception. You’ll find an assortment of traditional Chinese flavors along with gyoza from Japan and a handful of modern ingredient mashups, each as satisfying as the next.

1. Salmon Pot Stickers With Wasabi Sauce: Between the salmon filling and wasabi dipping sauce, these pot stickers may remind you of your last trip to the sushi bar. (via The View From Great Island)

2. Fried Pork Dumpling and Kimchi Nachos: And here we thought totchos were a big deal. Little did we know, these kimchi-topped dumpling nachos would show up to blow our minds. (via Lady and Pups)

3. Four-Ingredient Easy Pot Stickers: Using a mix of sausage and ground chicken is an easy way to achieve a flavorful filling with just a few ingredients. (via Little Broken)

4. Wonton Soup: Skip the takeout tonight and make wonton soup from scratch instead. It’s a snap to throw together, and you can tailor the sodium levels to your taste. (via Damn Delicious)

5. Shrimp Dumplings With Lemongrass: Lemongrass lends these dumplings a delicate citrus fragrance that plays oh-so well with sweet shrimp. (via Tasting Table)

6. Mango Habanero Pot Stickers: Ohhhh yeah. With habanero hot sauce in both the filling and dipping sauce, it’s about to get real hot in herre. (via Love + Olive Oil)

7. Pork Dumplings With Asian Broth and Wood Ear Mushrooms: Aromatic ginger-sesame chicken stock pairs beautifully with earthy mushrooms and pork-filled dumplings to create this uniquely delicious soup. (via SBS)

8. Scallion Tofu Dumplings With Homemade Ponzu (Vegetarian): Between the citrusy ponzu, shatteringly crisp wrappers and fabulously seasoned filling, these dumplings are so tasty you won’t miss the meat one bit. (via The Vegetarian Food Lab)

9. Asian Chicken Dumplings (and Lettuce Wraps): Whether you stuff the pork filling into dumpling wrappers or utilize lettuce leaves is up to you. Either way, you can’t go wrong. (via Nancy’s Cravings)

10. Shanghai Soup Dumplings: Technically speaking, these soup dumplings are really a type of Chinese bun. Regardless, you’ll want to get them into your mouth ASAP. (via Chocolate and Marrow)

11. Tempeh + Kale Steamed Gyoza (Vegan): Tempeh does an expert job mimicking the texture of ground meat to make these gyoza healthy, hearty and downright heavenly. (via Produce on Parade)

12. Mushroom Momo: Hailing from Nepal and Northeast India, these veggie-stuffed momos feature a delightful fusion of Chinese and South Asian flavors. (via Kitchen Chemistry)

13. Tang Yuan With Black Sesame Filling: You’ll often find these sweet, sesame-filled dumplings enjoyed for dessert during holidays. (via China Sichuan Food)

14. BBQ Pork Dumplings: Get ready for some serious, sweet-salty dim sum synergy; these snacks are a cross between barbecue pork buns and standard dumplings. (via Kiss the Foodie)

15. Shrimp Dumplings: Each pocket positively sings with shrimp and subtle scallion flavor. (via My Second Breakfast)

16. Avocado Edamame Pot Stickers (Vegan): Talk about one delicious way to go green. Literally. (via Yup, It’s Vegan)

17. Simple Chicken Pot Stickers: Who says simple is a bad thing? One taste of these classic chicken dumplings will show just how scrumptious simple can be. (via Noming Thru Life)

18. Thai Wonton Soup: Kaffir lime leaves and bird chiles infuse all parts — both the broth and wontons — of this tempting Thai-inspired soup. (via Naked Cuisine)

19. Shrimp Dumplings With Apricot Soy Dipping Sauce: Even if you’re not a fan of shellfish, the sauce alone is worth whipping up to serve alongside your fave dumpling. (via Killing Thyme)

20. Pan-Fried Three Mushroom Dumplings: A trifecta of mushrooms makes these mouthwatering packets practically magical. (via Design Sponge)

21. Japanese Yaki Gyoza (Vegan): We can’t help but admire the gorgeous rainbow of colors inside each of these meat-free gyoza. (via ChipotlePotato)

22. Shrimp Asparagus Pouch Dumplings: These super cute, lightly scented pouches practically scream spring. (via Thirsty for Tea)

23. Chinese Dumplings: Served with a sweet ginger sauce, these dumplings employ all kinds of goodies from the farmers’ market, along with tofu, to create a satisfying starter sans meat. (via Jessica in the Kitchen)

24. San Xian Pot Sticker: Three delicious flavors (san xian) is certainly no exaggeration when it comes to these pork-, shrimp- and mushroom-stuffed pot stickers. (via Omnivore’s Cookbook)

25. Sichuan Pork Wontons in Chili Oil Sauce: Tossed in chili oil, these wontons will no doubt tantalize your taste buds with more than just a touch of tingly heat. (via Red Shallot Kitchen)

Which of these dumplings piques your interest? Do you prefer yours steamed, fried or in soup? Let us know in the comments!