Soup dumplings (xiao long bao) are a traditional part of Chinese New Year meals in Shanghai. And with good reason—nothing says par-tay like these irresistible, flavor-maxed little packets of juicy, meaty goodness.
City Spoonful is celebrating Chinese New Year with a four-part video series on how to make soup dumplings.
How did we—the humble food lovers at City Spoonful—learn the complex art of making soup dumplings?
All credit goes to Hazel Sy, the culinary maven behind the cooking website Tasty Pursuits. Sy, a former finance consultant turned food blogger, spent months tinkering with her soup dumpling recipe to get the super-concentrated meaty broth, the seasoned ground pork filling, and even the dough just right. She shared her recipe with City Spoonful, so all you have to do is watch and learn.
Get Sy’s full soup dumpling recipe at Tasty Pursuits.
Additional reporting by Anne Noyes Saini