Saveur 1/30/14

To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, gather friends in your kitchen and teach them how to wrap dumplings: sip on green-tea infused champagne punch while you press, fold, and steam three different varieties of dim sum together. Start the meal with traditional tea-stained eggs, which represent new beginnings in Chinese culture, and end the night with a bowl of tangerines, whose resemblance to gold coins is said to attract wealth in the new year.

Tips for Preparation:

  1. All the fillings for your dumplings can be made at least a day in advance and stored in tightly sealed containers in the refrigerator until your guests arrive to start making dumplings.
  2. Store-bought wonton wrappers can be used for all these dumpling recipes. To master the best way to form the dumplings, follow this step-by-step gallery.
  3. To expand this menu into a finger-food feast for a larger crowd, see our collection of Asian-inspired appetizer recipes.

 

Ready to ring in the Chinese Lunar New Year? Check out the slideshow above to see what's on the menu!

 

 

Lunar New Year in Hong Kong
How to Shape Dumplings
8 Unexpected Takes on Homemade Pizza

 

 

Tags: Dinner, Appetizer, Side Dish, Main Dish, Meat, Pork, Chicken, Seafood, Chinese, Chinese New Year, Entertaining

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