Dumplings come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors, and are often served as a main course, side dish, or even appetizer. In the article we will talk about unusual versions of this popular dish.

1. Chinese jiaozi

Chinese jiaozi

One of the most famous types of dumplings are Chinese jiaozi. Filled with ground pork or beef, as well as vegetables such as cabbage, carrots or green onions. They are usually boiled, steamed, or pan fried and served with soy sauce, vinegar, or chili oil. They eat with chopsticks, trying not to burn themselves. Dip, bite off and enjoy the aromatic filling.

2. Japanese gyoza

Japanese gyoza

Gyoza is made with pork or vegetables such as cabbage, garlic, and ginger . They are usually pan-fried until crispy on one side and steamed on the other. Served with a dipping sauce made from soy sauce, rice vinegar and chili oil. Dumplings are taken with chopsticks or a fork. It is permissible to eat gyoza with a spoon.

3. Italian ravioli

Italian ravioli

Ravioli is a type of dumpling that is usually square in shape and stuffed with cheese, meat, or vegetables. They are usually boiled or baked, served with tomato or cream sauce. Take with a fork and put on a plate. Cut, pour over the sauce and enjoy the combination of tender dough and filling.

4. korean mandu

korean mandu

Korean mandu are similar to jiaozi and gyoza, but larger and looser in texture. They can be filled with a variety of ingredients including pork, beef, tofu, vegetables, and even kimchi.. Mandu can be boiled, steamed or pan fried. Served with a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil. Chopsticks are used for eating. 

5. Dagestan kurze

Dagestan kurze

Kurze is stuffed with ground beef or lamb, onions, and spices such as cumin, coriander, and black pepper. Served in broth or sauce, such as tomato or sour cream. They are often eaten as a main dish with bread and a side dish. From cutlery, use a fork or spoon to scoop up some sauce or broth.