Image courtesy of Christian Abad

Image courtesy of Christian Abad

Jiu Cai Dumplings are Chinese New Year Dumplings and made to help ensure good fortune for the year ahead. They can also be a way to bring the family back together and are seen as a reunion dumpling that the family prepares together on Chinese New Year's Eve. 

They can be made with a range of fillings depending on your tastebuds but should have luxurious ingredients to signify your family's good fortune for the year to come. The mother will coordinate all the ingredients and preparations as she is seen to bring the family together as a sign of unity. 

For a vegetarian dumpling recipe (that can easily also be made vegan) similar to that served by the Hills Chinese Association at our Harmony Day 2018 Celebrations in Blacktown, click here