How to Throw a Dim Sum Party
Whip up some delicious dumplings, break out your chopsticks and ring in the Chinese New Year this February with a dim sum brunch!
Go for a spin!
Make this family-style feast easy to share with that Chinese restaurant fave, the lazy Susan. By one at overstock.com or amazon.com, or make one yourself! Get a lazy Susan turntable at the hardware store (about $10), superglue a round platter on top, weigh it down until it sets, then give it a whirl.
Toast the Chinese New Year (starting February 19) with a Mandarin orange mimosa -- the citrus fruit is a traditional symbol of good fortune.
Be A Wrap Star
Store-bought wonton wrappers plus three from-scratch fillings equals easy dumplings at home.
Brush the edge of the wrapper with water, hold it in a cupper hand and spoon 2 tsp. filling in the center, leaving a 1/2-inch border.
Fold the wrapper in half, enclosing the filling and creating a half-moon shape.
Make a series of small pleats along the sealed edge, pinching firmly to secure.
Set the dumpling pleat-side up on the flour-dusted work surface and press down slightly to flatten the bottom.
Make Way for Dumplings
Watch how easy it is to cook big batches of dumplings in our video!
Pork and Scallion Filling
This traditional dumpling filling is super savory and delicious. Toasted sesame oil gives it an extra depth of flavor.
Chicken and Napa Cabbage Filling
Keep dumplings light by using ground chicken and crunch napa cabbage.
Edamame & Shiitake Filling
This vegetarian option will even please the carnivores!
Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce
Make this sauce a few days ahead and refrigerate until ready to use.
This oil tastes best if left to stand covered overnight. It will keep for several months in the fridge.
Char Siu Ribs
It's very difficult to cut the rib bones on half, so ask your butcher to do it for you.
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Garlic and Oyster Sauce
Mix it up! Try other greens with this same recipe.
Spicy Sesame Noodles
Instead of using store bought chili oil, try making this with our recipe.
This almond-studded biscuit is a Chinese-American favorite at New Year's feasts.