National Dumpling Day: Making Your Delicious Dumplings

National Dumpling Day is celebrated on September 26 annually. Let’s celebrate it by making delicious dumplings. 

Dumplings are surprisingly easy to make once you learn a few basic techniques. If you are a beginner, you can skip making dumpling wrappers and buy them in a Chinese supermarket. All you need to learn is how to make dumpling fillings and fold the wrappers. 

The following videos and books will give you step-by-step instructions and helpful tips for making dumplings. 

Videos:

Chinese Dumplings, an Ultimate How-To Guide (Jiaozi/饺子)

A Beginner’s Guide To Making Dumplings • Tasty

Easy Potstickers Recipe (Chinese Dumplings)

How to Make the Meat filling for Dumplings (Mandu)

How to wrap a dumpling

How to Cook Dumplings: Boil, Steam, or Pan-Fry | Cooking Tutorial by Mary’s Test Kitchen

Some Asian Supermarkets To Get Dumpling Wrappers in New Jersey:

Popular brands of dumpling wrappers.

Kam Man Market

Asian Food Market

99 Ranch Market

Hmart 

Mitsuwa

Books:

Let’s Make Dumplings! : A Comic Book Cookbook by Hugh Amano

Includes dumpling history and lore, this comic book cookbook invites readers to explore the big little world of Asian dumplings and proves that intricate folding styles and flavorful fillings are achievable in the home kitchen.

Damn Good Chinese Food: Dumplings, Fried Rice, Bao Buns, Sesame Noodles, Roast Duck, Fried Rice, and More by Chris Cheung

Through personal insights, stories, and recipes, the author walks you through the markets, restaurants, and streets, providing a stunning portrait of this important cuisine and its countless contributions to American culture. In addition to learning the technique to make his widely revered dumplings, this cookbook includes fifty mouth-watering dishes that pay homage to the cooking traditions of Chinatown and celebrate this remarkable, resilient neighborhood.

Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-fries, Soups, and More by Hsiao-Ching Chou

Book  Ebook 

Chinese food is more popular than any other cuisine and yet it often intimidates North American home cooks. Chinese Soul Food draws cooks into the kitchen with recipes that include sizzling potstickers, simply but delicious stir-fries, saucy braises, and soups that bring comfort with a sip. These are dishes that feed the belly and speak the universal language of “mmm!”

The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen: Recipes for Noodles, Dumplings, Sauces, and More by Laura Byrne Russell

For the estimated three million Americans suffering from Celiac disease, wheat allergies, and severe gluten sensitivities, Asian food is usually off-limits because its signature ingredients—noodles, soy sauce, and oyster sauce—typically contain wheat. In the Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen, food writer Laura B. Russell shows home cooks how to convert the vibrant cuisines of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam into gluten-free favorites. 

Dumpling Galaxy Cookbook by Helen You

Book  Ebook 

From the restaurant where adventurous foodies get the freshest dumplings in New York City, comes the ultimate Chinese cookbook with 60 recipes for classic and unexpected dumplings and dim sum-like side dishes. New York Times critic Pete Wells calls Helen You “a kind of genius for creating miniature worlds of flavor” and, indeed her recipes redefine the dumpling.

Gyoza: The Ultimate Dumpling Cookbook by Paradise Yamamoto

This book contains 50 delicious dumpling recipes, including:

  • Shiitake and Pork Potstickers
  • Waygu Beef Dumplings
  • Bacon and Egg Carbonara Dumplings
  • Lamb Gyoza with Coriander
  • Many more traditional and playful recipes (including dessert dumplings)

With a wide array of shapes, fillings, and customizable options, these recipes are sure to please picky eaters and gyoza connoisseurs alike! 

To Asia, With Love by Hetty Mckinnon

Readers will learn how to make their own kimchi, chilli oil, knife-cut noodles, and dumplings. They’ll learn about the wonder that is rice and discover how Asian-inspired salads are the ultimate crossover food. McKinnon offers tips for stocking your modern Asian pantry and explores the role that sweetness plays in Asian cultures.

Damn Good Dumplings: 60 Innovative Favorites for Every Occasion by Stratis Morfogen 

 In 60 delectable recipes, third-generation restaurateur Stratis Morfogen showcases the star item of his restaurant, Brooklyn Chop House, which draws everyone from celebrities to devoted foodies: the dumpling.

-Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

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