Oh man. I am the worst Chinese this year. Firstly, I woke up on Chinese New Year’s eve with hangover-mediated dim sum on my mind (there was a little fun had after Cait’s big show on Saturday!). Secondly, I also forgot to procure all my ingredients for my annual daikon radish cake making bash (and of course, all the markets were closed because it’s CNY). I’m also putting off calling my parents because it means talking to Asian parents. Mark Zuckerberg is doing a much better job at this whole CNY business. I am however wearing a red T-shirt at the mo’, so that counts…right?
I just spent a good couple of hours searching for a video that:
- Won’t offend my elders,
- Doesn’t dive into the whole ethno-cultural question because that’s probably all over your newsfeed (though I find this one hilarious)
- Fulfils all beautiful/delicious/thoughtful indicators
Naturally, this had to be a video on dumplings. It’s tiny like the little morsels, yet meditative and calm; which is how you need to be when making jiaozi by hand.
I know it’s also Superbowl right now. but these little dudes make the best tail gate food. So I hope at least your wings are covered in sesame seeds and you’ve got a decent Cantonese roasted pork belly on your table.
Happy happy red envelopes!
Beijing Jiaozi from Berlin Brooklyn on Vimeo.