These dim sum are favored by Buddhist monks during the New Year celebrations. A truly observant Buddhist, for example, attaches so much importance to this preparation that he would not prepare it unless the day was propitious, according to the Chinese calendar. But you can make it anytime, whether or not you are a Buddhist or a monk.
These can be frozen. To reheat: Allow dumplings to return to room temperature and deep-fat fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
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