The 11 Best Chinese Dumplings (and How to Tell One from Another)
So versatile is the term “dumpling” that is used to describe pierogis, ravioli, pastels, and more. You could definitely travel the world with dumplings as your guide. There are at least 40 different types of dumplings in China alone, and many of them can be sampled during a single dim sum lunch. They come in different shapes, colors, textures, and flavor profiles, and can include a variety of meats, seafood, and vegetables as fillings. But how can you decide which dumpling tastes the best if you don’t even know how to tell them apart? We're here to help. Here is our list of the 10 best Chinese dumplings, how to tell what they are, and — most importantly — where to find them.