Chinese Dumplings Menu

Chinese dumplings

Chinese dumplings (饺子 Jiaozi /jyaoww-dzrr/) can form a meal in themselves. Jiaozi restaurants can be found in all the larger Chinese cities, and dumplings are traditionally made at home, particularly in North China, as Chinese New Year Food.

Ordering Dumplings

Chinese dumplings (饺子jiǎozi /jyaoww-dzrr/) are a favorite with Westerners and some restaurants specialize in just dumplings. About 20 or 30 is usually enough for a meal, 40 if you're really hungry. Dumplings are ordered in (traditionally bamboo) trays called long of 10 or 20 dumplings. So you can say yī lóng (一笼 /ee-long/ "one tray") followed by your choice of filling to order.

Popular fillings include the standard minced pork (猪肉zhūròu /joo-roh/), as well as beef (牛肉niúròu /nyoh-roh/), cabbage (白菜báicài /beye-tseye/), and garlic and chives (韭菜jiǔcài /jyoh-tseye/). See below for a sample dumping menu, with pronunciation and characters to recognize and point to. Click here for more on ordering food in China.

Chinese Dumpling (Jiaozi) Menu

EnglishChinesePronunciationCharacters
Pyramid Dumplingsshuǐjīng jiǎoShway-jing jwaoww水晶饺
Steamed Dumplingsxiǎo lóng bāoSsyaoww-long-baoww小笼包
Steamed Dumplingszhēng jiǎoJnng jyaoww蒸饺
Dumplings in BrothshuǐjiǎoShway-jyaoww水饺
Fried DumplingguōtiēGwor-tyeah锅贴
Steamed Shredded Seafood Dumplingssānxiān jiǎoSan-sshyen jyaoww三鲜饺
Shrimp Dumplingxiārén jiǎoSshyaa-rnn jyaoww虾仁饺
Fried Garlic and Chive Dumplingsjiǔcài jiǎoJyoh-tseye jyaoww韭菜饺
Cabbage Dumplingbáicài jiǎoBeye-tseye jyaoww白菜饺

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