Jiaozi

Friday, August 03, 2007

Jiaozi are small filled dumplings that can be eaten at any time of day and are usually served boiled. Sometimes they are steamed or fried. Like many kinds of noodles here, they are usually sold by weight. Two liang is a good sized serving; order three if you are really hungry. My favourite is egg jiaozi, filled with seasoned egg and chives. Most are filled with pork and something else – chives, bok choi, or mushrooms. Two liang cost three to six kuai (forty five to ninety cents), depending on how nice the filling is. You will always get soy sauce and black vinegar for dipping, and often chili oil as well.

The snack restaurants also sell little bowls of pork jiaozi that come already doused in sweet, garlicky chili oil. They are great as well.

3 comments:

Dylan said...

Mmmm, jiaozi!! Just discovered your blog and am really enjoying it! I visited Chengdu (as well as other parts of China) this time last year and was seriously in love with Chinese street food. Also love to cook at home so I'll keep reading. Wondering--can you access your own blog from China or do you post "blind"? I know blogger is sometimes censored.

reog-food said...

It's like siomay in my country...yummy!!!

Pepper said...

Hi Dylan, I do technical workarounds to post and to see the site...commenting is a major pain though.