Tuesday, December 9, 2008
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. On the table will be little crocks of soy sauce, black vinegar, and chili oil as well as sugar, msg, salt, and raw garlic which the customers use to concoct their perfect bowl of seasoning for dipping.
These are from Dong Bei Jiaozi on Xian Zhong Road.