"With its culinary precision, ultra-tasty/ultra-hip recipes, and spicy humor, [it] pulls together every element that makes a dumpling irresistible." —Sara Kate Gillingham, James Beard Award-winning author and founding editor, The Kitchn
Kenny Lao loves dumplings. Growing up, his fondest memories were the dumpling parties that filled his house with friends and family. Everyone gathered in the kitchen and took a place in line to create the dumplings: making fillings, stuffing and wrapping, and all the way down to the stove for pan-frying and steaming.
In Hey There, Dumpling!, Lao brings the party to you, showing you how easy it is to make delicious dumplings. With more than 100 recipes, there is no shortage of dishes. Lao embraces all flavors in his succulent dumpling creations: Classic Pork and Napa Cabbage, Szechuan Chicken, Barbecued Pork and Collards, Chicken and Thai Basil, Vegetarian Edamame, and more. The book is also filled with recipes for noodles, salads, soups, sweets, and drinks—all the necessary ingredients to complement the main event. Hey There, Dumpling! is the go-to guide for throwing a killer party with flavorful dumplings.
"Consider Kenny Lao a personal trainer for your hot Asian buns. His flavorful recipes work brilliantly and his optimism, enthusiasm, and encouragement keep you completely entertained along the way." —Jeni Britton Bauer, owner of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
"Kenny, this book, and the recipes within it are just like a dumpling—fun, satisfying, and full of good stuff." —Justin Warner, Food Network celebrity chef