What is dumpling?

  • (noun): Small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough.
    Synonyms: dumplings
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Dumplings are cooked balls of dough. They are based on flour, potatoes or bread, and may include meat, fish, vegetables, or sweets. They may be cooked by boiling, steaming, simmering, frying, or baking. They may have a filling, or there may be other ingredients mixed into the dough. Dumplings may be sweet or savoury. They can be eaten by themselves, in soups or stews, with gravy, or in any other way. While some dumplings resemble solid water-boiled doughs, such as gnocchi, others such as wontons resemble meatballs with a thin dough covering.

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Taro Dumpling
... Taro dumpling is a variety of dim sum served within Chinese cuisine ... The dumpling is deep fried, and the outermost layer of taro becomes crisp, light, and fluffy ...
The Apple Dumpling Gang (film)
... The Apple Dumpling Gang is a 1975 Disney film about slick gambler Russel Donavan (played by Bill Bixby) who is duped into taking care of a group of orphan ... gang is named after the American dessert, the apple dumpling ... Buddy Baker composed the music for it and its 1979 sequel, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again ...
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Chicken And Dumplings - International Versions
... Although the dumpling has been around for many generations, each culture has its own way of individualizing the basic dumpling recipe ... There are other international versions of chicken and dumplings ... For instance, the Chinese culture has the Wonton, which is similar to the chicken and dumplings dish as we know it today ...

More definitions of "dumpling":

  • (noun): Dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry.