I don’t watch a lot of TV. I keep a very small, curated list of shows that I watch, and one of them is Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown”: sociopolitical documentary meets food show meets travelogue. He’s a wonderful storyteller, and after finishing his book, “Kitchen Confidential”, I couldn’t wait until the new season began.

The only drawback is that he goes to these mystical places that make amazing food, and I have to have some. Last week he was in Shanghai, and he gorged on endless bowls of noodles and baskets of dumplings.

We knew immediately what we were having this weekend.


Frantically trying to find a recipe in the bowels of Superstore on a Saturday afternoon, I picked the first, reasonable-sounding one I could find – and we won the recipe lottery. Slight tweak to the recipe was only using the pre-fab wonton noodle wrappers in the vegetable aisle, because the weekend and also not feeling it.

Homemade Jiaozi – Chinese Dumplings
Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce



Curse you, Bourdain.

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