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Try This at Home: How to Make Dumplings

The host of Cooking Channel's Easy Chinese, Ching-He Huang, shows Food Network Magazine how to make dumplings for Chinese New Year.
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"In Chinese culture, dumplings are a sign of love because they take some time and skill to make," says Ching-He Huang. "But it's easy once you know how!"
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Dried goji berries, popular in China, are a traditional topper for shumai, Ching says.

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Peel the ginger by scraping it with a spoon, then grate 1 tablespoon. Stem and finely chop the mushrooms.

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Combine the ginger, mushrooms, scallion, pork, soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil and cornstarch in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands until all of the ingredients are incorporated.

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