9 Dumplings to Make for Lunar New Year

Celebrate with deliciousness.

The year of the rooster is almost upon us and it’s time to start planning your celebrations. We know no better way to ring in Lunar New Year than with copious amounts of dumplings. Here, nine dumplings that will bring you good fortune and happiness (at least as long as you’re eating them).

1. Boiled Chinese Dumplings

Andrew Zimmern pinned down the secret to these dumplings: "I have to say, there is something magical about the addition of the minced boiled cabbage, it's what makes them light and highly addictive.”

2. Pork Dumplings with Chile-Sesame Sauce

From star chef David Burtka come these tasty dumplings filled with pork, shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, scallions and ginger.

3. Cabbage, Watercress and Pine Nut Dumplings

We like these bad boys boiled instead of steamed or fried.

4. Pork-Kimchi Dumpling Pancakes

Chef Corey Lee's creative, reinvented pan-fried dumpling recipe turns the dumplings into one round, crisp pancake.

5. Shrimp-and-Pork Dumplings with Bamboo Shoots

The chefy way to make these delicate dumplings is with cornstarch, wheat starch, water and shortening, but you can also make them with wonton wrappers.

6. Pork-and-Crab Soup Dumplings

The secret to getting the soup inside these Chinese soup dumplings, or xiao long bao, is to set the rich stock with gelatin before folding it into the dumpling skin along with the ground meat filling.

7. Pork Dumplings with Aged Black Vinegar

Gyoza wrappers and a simple pork filling—these dumplings are fried and then steamed so they’re tender, juicy and crisp.

8. Spinach and Tofu Dumplings

You can get your spinach fill with these super healthy dumplings.

9. Steamed Shrimp Dumplings with Chinese Chives

© Abby Hocking

At the Manhattan outpost of the Michelin-starred dim sum house Tim Ho Wan, these shrimp dumplings are a top pick.

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