To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, gather friends in your kitchen and teach them how to wrap dumplings: sip on green-tea infused champagne punch while you press, fold, and steam three different varieties of dim sum together. Start the meal with traditional tea-stained eggs, which represent new beginnings in Chinese culture, and end the night with a bowl of tangerines, whose resemblance to gold coins is said to attract wealth in the new year.
Tips for Preparation:
All the fillings for your dumplings can be made at least a day in advance and stored in tightly sealed containers in the refrigerator until your guests arrive to start making dumplings.
Store-bought wonton wrappers can be used for all these dumpling recipes. To master the best way to form the dumplings, follow this step-by-step gallery.
To expand this menu into a finger-food feast for a larger crowd, see our collection of Asian-inspired appetizer recipes.
Ready to ring in the Chinese Lunar New Year? Check out the slideshow above to see what's on the menu!