Hunan Pork Dumplings with Hot Sauce


Preparation info
  • Yields about 2 dozen large dumplings, enough to serve


    as a substantial main dish .
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

Everything in Hunan is on a grand scale—the dramatic variety and beauty of the terrain, the abundance of the harvest, the sheer spiciness and flavor of the food, and the expansive warmth of the Hunan personality. It is, in many ways, the Texas of China. Even the chopsticks, the bowls, and the dumplings of Hunan are enormous.

  • For a dumpling-maker, bigger dumplings mean less work. For a dumpling eater, the bonus is a hearty mouthful as opposed to a polite nibble.