Jiaozi

Northern Dumplings

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6–8

    as a Meal: Makes 100–120
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Classic Food of China

By Yan-Kit So

Published 1992

  • About

For northern Chinese, jiaozi (chiao-tzu) or dumplings, which are rich in symbolism, are a must during Chinese New Year, but they are also eaten on any special occasion, even when friends and relatives gather together for a meal. There used to be two traditional stuffings, either pork with Chinese celery cabbage or beef with Chinese chives, especially blanched chives. But in recent years, pork with chives has become just as popular as pork with cabbage, wh