You may have tried pierogi, gyoza and mandu dumplings before but how about jiaozi?
A company in Warwickshire is making these dinky Chinese dumplings and claims to be the first company in the UK to sell them online.
Dumpling King is a family business run by brothers Tony and Ray Hung, along with Tony’s wife Carol.
The business idea started when Carol, disappointed about the lack of tasty fresh jiaozi in the UK, enrolled into one of Shanghai’s largest cooking schools to learn the art of making dumplings and Dumpling King was born.
Dumpling King uses traditional family recipes given to Carol by her mother, passed down by her great grandmother, along with premium ingredients – including meat from Aubrey Allen. Lamb with carrot and coriander, beef with red onions and Chinese leaf, pork and Chinese chives and vegetarian and vegan options too are all on the menu.
The fresh, handmade dumplings cook in just seven minutes and are delivered in packs of 12 to homes in Leamington, Coventry, Rugby and Southam three times a week.
Don’t worry if you live outside these areas though, as Dumpling King also pops up at Warwickshire food festivals and events – including the Down on the Close music festival in Rugby on Saturday 26 August.