There are different kinds of dumplings around the world, from Asia to Europe, choose your favourite one from this article!

Chinese Dumplings – Jiaozi

Jiaozi originated in Henan, China. In the Eastern Han Dynasty, Zhang Zhongjing, a native of Henan, created it. It was originally used as a medicine and loved by people all over the country. Jiaozi one of the Chinese dumplings is a must-have during Chinese festivities. The crescent-shaped dumplings come in a variety of fillings, but the most popular ones are pork with leek and pork with green onions.

Chinese Dumplings – Steamed prawn dumplings

Steamed prawn dumplings, also known as crystal prawn dumplings, are a special snack that is very popular among people in Guangdong Province, China. The traditional prawn dumplings have twelve pleats and are half-moon shaped. They are filled with prawns, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts. The dough was improved by changing the flour to starch flour so that the dumplings look crystal clear and the fillings inside are almost visible. 

Chinese Dumplings – Wonton

Wonton noodles are a traditional Chinese noodle dish. Unlike Jiaozi, wontons have a square skin and the fillings inside can be seen after cooking them in boiling water. It is worth mentioning that there are differences between Cantonese and Northern Chinese wontons in terms of fillings, thickness and shape of the dough. Cantonese wontons are usually stuffed with prawns and pork and served with traditional bamboo noodles. Northern wontons are usually stuffed with pork and served with bone soup or chilli oil.

Italian Dumplings – Ravioli

Ravioli are often square, as well as round or semi-circular, with a flat underside and rounded top, edges cut at a sharp angle, and occasionally filled with a fork. They have been made since the 14th century. The filling of ravioli is enclosed between two delicate layers of egg pasta. Although the filling differs according to the region of origin, ricotta cheese is becoming a common choice. 

Italian Dumplings – Tortellini

The Emilia area of Italy is where tortellini first appeared. They are often stuffed with a combination of meat, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, egg, and nutmeg and served in capon soup. It has a ring-like or navel-like shape and occasionally resembles a little croissant or a wonton. 

English Dumplings – Suet dumpling

Traditional suet dumplings are created using a flour and suet combination, but they can be flavour-added with a wide variety of herbs, spices, and other ingredients to fit the dish. In many parts of Britain, they are put to a broad variety of stews and pottages to provide a complete and hearty meal. 

Polish Dumplings – Pierogi

Pierogi are stuffed dumplings created by encasing a savoury or sweet filling in matzo dough and frying them in boiling water. Polish dumplings look a lot like Chinese dumplings, which also have a half-moon shape. Pierogi can be deep-fried, pan-fried, steamed, or even boiled. There are essentially three different sorts of fillings: cheese, meat, and vegetable. Additionally, there are “sweet dumplings” filled with fruit that is served with sour cream or bacon sauce.