My Chinese friends from mainland China introduced me to dumplings—the much-loved morsels of ground meat and vegetables wrapped with dough skin. Dumplings are a staple of Chinese cuisine, especially in Northern China. The best dumplings are the ones that are lusciously plump, thin-skinned, and stuffed with just the right amount of filling.
There are many types of dumplings: boiled, pan-fried, steamed, or deep-fried. The most-loved is probably the pot sticker, Guo Tie. P