11 of the Tastiest Dumpling Recipes and Asian Appetizers for Your Chinese New Year Spread
Dumplings are the crowning glory of any party spread. Invite your guests to help make them or just serve up a platter and watch them disappear.
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As Chinese new year arrives on February 12th, we will ring in the year of the ox with platters full of dumplings, bowls of rich broth, and crispy crab rangoon. While in previous years we may have gone out to one of our favorite spots in the city and enjoyed dim sum amongst friends, we are taking a bit of a different approach this year. So crack open your dumpling maker and heat up the frying oil, because we are making the dumplings ourselves to ring in the new year! (Well, we might order some to be delivered…)
When your hands start to cramp from crimping shumai, switch to prepping our recipe for simple spicy rice balls— and don’t forget to whip up a big batch of mu shu mushrooms to add some veg on your plates.