Asian dumplings are a very popular food but this type of food is not unique to Asia. Just about every culture has some kind of dumpling in their cuisine. The concept of a meat based filling encased in some kind of dough is universal. Be it the pierogi from Poland, the pasty from England, or the samosa from India, a dumpling is a simple, tasty treat that satisfies.
Perhaps Asian cultures are most well-known for their vast array of dumplings; the Chinese alone have endless varieties. In fact, the amount of choices may be a little overwhelming. Chinese dumplings fall into three major categories; steamed, boiled and fried. Popular examples of the steamed variety include shrimp har gow and siu mai. Boiled dumplings include the popular wonton (that’s the Cantonese name for yun tun) and chao shou, a popular Sichuan with pork filling that is served with a spicy chili based sauce (like our Crazy Dumplings.) Fried dumplings include traditional potstickers and fried wontons.
If you’d like to enjoy some delicious Asian dumplings come to Uncle Joe’s Hong Kong Bistro. We offer both steamed and fried varieties and both will make a great addition to your lunch, dinner or happy hour.