Here’s a soup that sings for its supper. It’s always a treat to watch the “oohs” and “aahs” when this soup is brought to the table in a Chinese restaurant. Now you can put on your own show at home.
Ingredient: Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
The dumpling is sometimes called a shrimp bonnet for its pleated shape. This dish is often served together with siumaai; when served in such a manner the two items are collectively referred to as hagaau-siumaai (Chinese: 蝦餃燒賣; Cantonese Yale: hāgáau sīumáai; pinyin: xiājiǎo shāomài).
鍋貼 Potstickers typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together. Finished 鍋貼 Potstickers can be boiled (shuǐ jiǎo), steamed (zhēng jiǎo) or pan-fried (jiān jiǎo). This recipe highlights a fan-favorite — the pan-fried variety.