Felt Jiaozi Dumplings


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Handmade with felt, this set of jiaozi dumplings are "wrapped" in another style. Did you know? Jiaozi may also be named because they are horn-shaped. The Chinese word for "horn" is jiao and jiaozi was originally written with the chinese character for "horn", but later it was replaced by the specific character , which has the food radical on the left and the phonetic component jiāo () on the right.

At the same time, jiaozi look like yuan bao silver or gold inglots used as currency during the Ming dynasty, and as the name sounds like the word for the earliest paper money, serving them is believed to bring prosperity.Many families eat these at midnight on Chinese New Year's Eve. Some cooks will even hide a clean coin inside a jiaozi for the lucky to find. Nowadays, jiaozi are eaten year-round, and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They can be served as an appetizer, a side dish, or as the main course.

This set comes in 3 dumplings, without the steamer.