What is a Chinese soup dumpling?
Foodies have been seeking out xiao long bao, smaller soup dumplings, in Chinatown for years – but their bigger, more rustic sibling, the sheng jian bao, is now super popular too. We love the dumplings from Dumpling Shack in East London.
How to make Chinese soup dumplings
The delivery of the soup can be tricky. Some people stick a little bit of jelly stock on top of the filling, but this can make them a little tricky to shape when pleating – the stock just wants to escape! Instead, chop the jelly up finely, and stir it through the filling, so that as the dumplings cook, the jelly melts through with the filling juices and pools at the bottom. They’re also a lot easier to pleat. These are difficult beasts to master, but we’ve taken out all the trial and tribulation for you. In fact, we’re very happy with our dumplings, and you will be too.
Chinese soup dumplings recipe