I am so thrilled that I am featured on The Kitchn, a site for people who like to get their hands dirty while they cook. Since Lunar New Year is around the corner, I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes from my cookbook.
A traditional Chinese New Year meal is incomplete without dumplings and a dish of nourishing and soothing Chinese soup, hence I’ve combined the best of both worlds into this pork dumpling soup. This dish is a Cantonese delicacy and the dumplings are called Siu Kow in Cantonese, or literally “water dumplings.”
This recipe is also one of the 80+ recipes featured in my cookbook Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao (Tuttle, September 2011).
This pork dumpling soup is a perfect dish for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration, which falls on January 23rd. The dumplings are filled with the perfect ratio of ground pork, shrimp, water chestnuts, and wood ear mushroom so every bite is savory, luscious, and crunchy.
When shopping for the wrapper, try to find Siu Kow (Water Dumplings) wrappers in your local Asian store. They are usually square in shape and are pale yellow in color. The texture of the wrapper is thinner and more pliable compared to regular wonton wrappers. If you can’t find them, wonton wrappers would work just fine.
Have a wonderful Golden Dragon year for those celebrating Lunar New Year!
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