The number eight signifies good luck in China, and in this dumpling, eight kinds of vegetables come together to make a concentrated, lip-smacking soup right in a dumpling skin. You’ll want to chop your vegetables fine so the filling sticks together, but go ahead and leave in some chunks, like those corn kernels, for more varied texture.
— Helen You
If you make the wrappers from scratch, you’ll need Helen You’s recipe for Boiled Dumpling Wrappers.
ON-DEMAND: Listen to Faith and co-writer Max Falkowitz talk about these dumplings, as well as other dumplings for Chinese New Year.
Excerpted from The Dumpling Galaxy Cookbook by Helen You with Max Falkowitz. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright ©2017 Helen You. Photograph ©2017 Ed Anderson.