Eating Boiled Dumplings In A Chinese Shop

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I have been sharing about making Chinese Dumplings in recent posts, just how simple and easy it is to make it yourself. Last weekend my husband and I thought we will go out and try some from Chinese shop. We had to wait a while for the dumplings to be cooked. The Chinese shop was small like a little cafe. We ordered one plate of dumplings and a can of Coke.

The cook preparing our dumplings

The cook preparing our dumplings

We had to wait quite a while for the dumplings to be cooked. Finally it came - piping hot. A small dish of hot chili oil was served free on request, much to Steven’s delight. There were 2 small bottles of sauce on the table - balsamic vinegar and soya sauce. The dumplings go very well with the balsamic vinegar. I learned that from my Chinese friends.

Dumplings with chili oil and balsamic vinegar.

Dumplings with chili oil and balsamic vinegar.

The dumpling skin was very good but the filling was a little too salty for me. When we finished, Steven just signalled to the cook. He gave her £10. But she came back with £8! You don’t need to be a Maths teacher to know something is wrong. A plate of dumplings and a coke for £2? We signalled to the cook again and told her she gave the wrong change. She apologized and thanked us profusely, took back the change and returned us £5.30. I think that’s cheap for a fairly big plate of dumplings and a coke.

Have you eaten boiled dumplings from Chinese shop? How’s the price? What about the taste? Do share your experience and comments below. If you like to make Chinese dumplings, you can go to my previous posts. You save a lot of money making them yourself. Yesterday evening I must have made at least 40 dumplings for 4 persons - in seaweed soup. Of course everyone loves me for that! Remember, ‘The way to your family’s heart is through the stomach‘!

Thought of the day…..

‘If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.’

Mark Twain

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