Gau Ji

Shanghai Dumplings or Little Dumplings

Preparation info

  • 48

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Dim Sum Book

The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

  • About

In Peking these half-moon-shaped dumplings are called “chiao-tzu,” which is modern Chinese for the Cantonese “gau ji.” In Shanghai they are often referred to as “wor tip,” two words which mean “pot” and “stick,” and they are therefore known as “potstickers,” a most unfortunate name in my view, for something that tastes so good. I prefer to call them by their Cantonese name, gau ji, which literally translated is “little dumplings.”