Browse Exhibits (3 total)


This exhibit explores the baozi,包子, a type of steamed, filled dumpling that originated in China. The fluffy, delicious, bread-like baozi was derived from the mantou, a simple steamed and unstuffed bread dumpling. Filling for the baozi can vary, but is most commonly pork-based. 


Jiaozi 饺子

This exhibit traces the history and evolution of the Chinese dumpling jiaozi through time and space with emphasis on etymology, terminology, geographic and temporal origin, dough and filling ingredients, precise cooking methods, and ritual significance.

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Shumai 烧卖

All you've ever wanted to know about shumai: terminology, history, and preparation.  A staple in Dim Sum cuisine, Shumai (literally "to cook and to sell") is an open-topped steamed pork (sometimes with shrimp) dumpling that originated in tea houses along the Silk Road in Cantonese China and spread globally.  Many provinces of China as well as nearby countries have developed regional variations of the original dumpling.  This webpage covers in significant detail the name, meaning, etymology, history, origin, variations, ingredients, and recipe of shumai.

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