Growing up, my father and grandmother always made pierogi, or polish dumplings and my mouth would water as I watched them knead the dough and stuff it with either a blend of potato and cheese or meat. Fried or boiled, my favorite was always eating them cooked with fried onions and a side of sour cream. You just couldn’t beat homemade Polish food!
As I got older and experimented with all different cuisines, I grew to love all kinds of dumplings including wontons (a dumpling filled with pork and spices typically found in Chinese cooking.) Out now and chock full of amazing Asian dumplings, including wonton recipes, is the new cookbook, Dumplings All Day Wong: A Cookbook of Asian Delights From a Top Chef by Lee Anne Wong.
Here’s some more information about this cookbook that we love and are having a fantastic time creating amazing dishes at home from!
In her new book Dumplings All Day Wong: A Cookbook of Asian Delights From a Top Chef, author Lee Anne Wong, a renowned Asian chef, a finalist on season one of Bravo’s Top Chef, and a judge on The Food Network’s Chopped, provides the basics of creating delicious Asian dumplings any time for any occasion, perfect as a snack, appetizer, or entrée.
Lee Anne’s recipes are easy to follow and are accompanied by beautiful color photos. “Biting into a hot, fresh, juicy dumpling can be a transcendent moment,” Lee Anne says. “This dumpling euphoria is commonly achieved by dining out or ordering in, which is why making them at home for yourself is that much more special.”
Lee Anne includes chapters which cover choosing the right dough and folding techniques, as well as focusing on delicacies such as Shumai, Har Gow, Wontons, Soups and Baos. Some of the savory original recipes include:
- Sweet Corn Tamale Dumplings with Sesame-Avocado Sauce
- Chicken Pad Thai Wontons with Spicy Peanut Sauce
- Edamame and Sweet Pea Gyoza with Wasabi Cream
- Pork and Chive Dumplings with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce
About the Author
Lee Anne Wong is a celebrity chef with a passion for Asian cuisine. She was one of the top four contestants on Bravo’s Top Chef. She was also a judge on Choppedas well as a guest on Unique Eats, The Wendy Williams Show, Iron Chef America and Unwrapped. Most recently, Lee Anne hosted a one-hour special called Food Crawl with Lee Anne Wong, on the Cooking Channel, where she searched New York for the best dumplings and noodles. She resides in Hawaii.
We really enjoyed this cookbook and are adding more Asian cuisine to our weekly dinner menu. I also love the dumpling recipe ideas for dinner parties and parties!
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this cookbook to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.