Jiao（饺）, the Chinese pronunciation of “dumplings,” have been referred to as a classic staple of Chinese cuisine with a long history that extends back thousands of years. These half-moon shaped goodies are stuffed with a variety of fillings such as pork, beef, lamb, egg and vegetables which offer an endless variety of fillings. By using different cooking methods like pan frying, boiling, and steaming, dumplings can possess unique and distinctive flavors.
According to legend, Chinese stuffed dumplings were invented during the Han Dynasty by a man named Zhang Zhongjing. The event occurred when Zhang returned to his ancestral village during the winter after a long absence. He noticed that many of his fellow villagers were suffering from frostbite, particularly around their ears. As a way to solve this problem, Zhang cooked up a batch of mutton, chili, and healing herbs then wrapped them in scraps of dough. He folded the dumplings to look like little ears, boiled them, and then handed them out to his afflicted neighbors. Who knows if they cured frostbite? However, the villagers loved the taste of Zhang’s creation so much that they continued making dumplings long after spring began.
The inspiring head chefs, Mr. and Mrs. Man, inherited the 300-year-old secret dumpling recipe from Mr. Man’s ancestors. The couple holds a strong belief that an authentic Chinese taste should be borderless. Proven by the reputation of Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings, Mr. and Mrs. Man have created a new legend for Chinese soup dumplings in America.
Inheriting this legendary recipe and the master skills from Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings, its sub-brand JIAO uses more premium ingredients to upgrade the menu to bring the best and most authentic tasting Chinese soup dumplings to the States.
Made from straw, this special dumpling tray is completely safe, eco-friendly, portable, heat and cold resistant, and easily disposable or recyclable.
In addition, it can be conveniently used in 6 different ways including cooking in the kitchen, dining in the restaurant, and taking out.
We set strict standards for materials of all our food packaging. All the materials we use are completely eco-friendly with no hazardous chemicals.
Mix vinegar and soy sauce at a ratio of 3:1. Chili oil is also a great addition and highly recommended.
Pick up a dumpling, dip it in the sauce, and eat it in one bite!
You can also place a dumpling on a spoon, take a bite of the wrapper, drink the soup, dip the rest in the sauce, and then eat what’s left!
*Be careful! The dumplings are hot!