My theme for 2015 is “Explore” and one of my favourite ways to do this is to treat myself to something from my neighbourhood that is inexpensive that I can have for lunch. The other day I picked up these pork and crab “soupy” buns.
I love it. I go into these markets and most of the time have no idea what anything is and that is just so exciting. But it can also be extremely intimidating. I easily get information overload, pick up some bananas and mushrooms and go home.
Not this time! I discovered the frozen dumplings section (insert hallelujah-like music) and picked these up for just a couple of bucks. They are made by Ri Wang Foods and you get 10 pieces per package.
They are frozen and uncooked and absolutely adorable.
I put some parchment paper in my steamer and steamed them for 10-12 minutes. Look at them glistening!!!
Even though I know I love dumplings and had a feeling they were going to be great, I must admit, I was a little nervous. I am so used to making my own food that prepped food like this can worry me but then I could hear my mom saying to me, “Don’t be scared.”
They were wonderful! And, they were soupy, LOL! I thought it was a mistranslation or something but no, there was broth inside so you kind of have to slurp them to eat them. Which was so much fun! The texture was great, the flavour was good and my homemade dipping sauce rocked! (See photo above.)
Lunch for probably $1.50 that was fun to eat. You can’t beat that!
I give this product four out of five wooden spoons.
I wonder what I will explore next???!!!