Chinese New Year Dumpling Ideas

dumpling ideas

Food plays a major role in celebrations across the world. And Chinese New Year is no different. While there are several different options for you to make as you create a new year’s dinner or brunch, dumplings are a favorite. Not only are they fun to make, but you can choose from a variety of different feelings — for everyone in the family. Bring the kids in to the activity, letting them measure and mix ingredients. Before you start cooking, check out these dumpling ideas for your Chinese New Year’s holiday celebration.


Whether you don’t eat meat or your kids don’t, a vegetarian dumpling is a refreshingly healthy option. Fill the dumpling shells with a few different veggies, letting your kids help you to make the choices. These can include thinly sliced or shredded zucchini, carrots or cabbage. You can also add spinach, mushrooms, green onions or other finely diced vegetable favorites.


Shrimp dumplings are common components of soup. Mince the shrimp, before adding it to the dumpling and cooking. You can then put the cooked dumplings into a seafood base broth and simmer. Add sliced green onions for an extra accent.


Pork dumplings are a popular pick. You have several different options when it comes to stuffing dumplings with this meat. Some pork dumplings also have other ingredients, such as vegetables or shrimp in them too. This adds to the flavor and offers more variety.