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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.


Dumplings are made with two components: 皮(Pi), the flour wrapper outside, and 馅(Xian), the flavorful fillings inside. Flour is the foundation of everything. JIAO only selects whole grain sprouted wheat flour to make its wrappers. This kind of wheat is a nature original — untouched by modern hybridization. This flour is extra fine and well-milled. It contains a large amount of fiber and protein which brings out tender flavors once you take a bite.


By sticking to a 300-year-old recipe, JIAO maintains the most authentic taste of any other soup dumpling. Furthermore, by using healthy and premium ingredients that include 100% angus beef, grass-fed chicken, pacific king shrimp, crab roe, premium truffle, and organic vegetables, JIAO upgrades the taste of Chinese soup dumplings to a new level. This common Chinese food with such high-quality ingredients makes for a nutritious and healthy meal while giving this traditional food a new spirit.


Steamed and pan-fried dumplings have different flavors. With either way, JIAO strictly utilizes scientific cooking methods to make healthy and delicious dumplings by using the bare minimum amount of oil and salt. Dumplings are made fresh every morning with absolutely no preservatives or additives. Various fillings containing premium meats and organic vegetables provide 7 major nutrients with only 50 calories per piece. In this way, JIAO proudly redefines dumplings; they are the new healthy.


JIAO shares the same great recipe as the one from Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings, one of the most popular dumpling restaurants in Chicago.

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.


JIAO dumplings are served in a special tray with unique packaging designed by JIAO Restaurant.

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.

The right way of eating dumplings

  1. 调蘸料,夹汤饺 Make Dumpling Sauce

Mix vinegar and soy sauce at a ratio of 3:1. Chili oil is also a great addition and highly recommended.

  1. 蘸蘸料,开怀笑 Dip Before Eating

Pick up a dumpling, dip it in the sauce, and eat it in one bite!

  1. 开个窗,喝口汤 Poke a Hole and Taste

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!