Dumplings & Bao
A category of food that can be generalized as delicious fillings wrapped in warm carbs, dumplings and bao. These recipes run the spectrum, from nostalgic steamed pork bao that takes me to my grandma's small kitchen in Memphis to pork shumai in creamy corn broth dedicated to my upbringing in the Midwest. These recipes are the perfect activity with friends and family, a ritual that covers you in flour and reminds you of home.
Tofu Scallion Dumplings
A vegetarian dumpling filled with seasoned tofu that pays homage to ravioli and ricotta (while still being dairy free) in the form of a dumpling.
Steamed Pork and Roast Carrot Buns (Baozi 包子)
A steamed pork bun with a fluffy dough and a savory filling made with ground pork, roasted carrots, ginger, and scallions - a slight riff on a grandma classic.
Hearty Vegetable Shumai
Serving you a vegetable shumai filled with seasoned rutabaga, a sweet turnip like root vegetable along with scallions, ginger, and garlic in the tiniest of packages.
Sweet Red Pepper and Pork Dumplings
A quarantine dump to brighten up your day with savory peppers in a bright orange dumpling. Thinking of everyone who's been effected by these crazy times and hope everyone is staying safe.
Origami Dumplings with Roasted Carrot and Pork
A dumpling that's an homage to Taiwanese and Californian cuisine, this dumpling has sweet roasted carrots and juicy pork and features a creative origami fold with two colors, definitely a lot of effort but worth it!
Steamed Vegetable and Pork Buns
A super nostalgic, classic steamed bun filled with napa cabbage and pork. This bun totally reminds me of my grandma's house in Memphis in her kitchen.
Pork Belly and Vegetable Wontons in Corn Broth
These berkshire pork belly wontons (costs a bit more but tastes so much better) are a rich flavor bomb while mushrooms and Taiwanese cabbage in a savory sweet corn broth.
Fall Dumplings with Butternut Squash Sauce
A season dumpling dish that takes more inspiration from my California obsessions like Flour+water and my OG midwest pasta obsession Olive Garden but with some grandma soul.
Pork, Shrimp, and Mushroom Dumplings with Chili Oil
A classic filling with a Little Fat Boy-ified vibrant tomato based dumpling wrapper to pair with chili crunch and coconut aminos.
Butternut Squash Dumplings with Pesto
I wanted this dumpling to be October in your mouth (I know it's August lol) with hints of sage and thyme. The sweetness of the squash is balanced out with a basil pesto and toasted kale chips.
Steamed Pork Buns
This steamy, juicy pork bun represents my heritage, my midwest nostalgia in kitchen at grandma's as a kid, and the reason why I love eating and cooking.
Grandma’s Pork Dumplings
I love this little dumpling so much. It has been with me since I was a kid. It's meaty, juicy, ginger-y and oh so plump. Steam them, fry them, they all go great in the tum.
Maple Pork and Basil Dumplings
A dumpling thats filled with juicy savory pork marinated in maple and soy, and paired with fresh basil.
Chicken Shiso Dumplings
A homage to the flavors of the sweet and savory tsukune meatballs from me and Scott's travels, in dumpling form.
A standard dough that is great for steamed buns, use for classic pork buns, gua bao, or spring onion buns.