Winter has quietly arrived, and with it the need to warm people’s hearts. “Jiaozi” dumplings, are a perfect and delicious choice to warm up the body and heart as they are representative of Chinese winter foods.
On a recent winter weekend, Six Arts Museum invited Six Arts Member families to join a fun family activity making emerald white jade dumplings at Six Arts DIY Handicraft Center.
Emerald White Jade Dumplings, just as its name implies, the skin of the dumplings is white and emerald green, with the green part being colored with spinach juice. Children in particular love such beautiful dumplings.
This type of dumpling is made a bit differently than regular dumplings. First, two groups of dough are kneaded into long strips, then the green dough is wrapped around the white dough, cut into small pieces, and finally rolled into dumpling skins.
Finally, pork filling is wrapped inside the dumpling skin, resulting in beautiful Emerald White Jade dumplings ready to be boiled. Parents and their children all loved making the dumplings together. The Six Arts DIY Handicraft Center was filled with a happy atmosphere, making this cold winter a bit warmer for everyone who participated.
Thanks to Mr. Zhang Zhiping for some of the photos.