Among the millions of food variants in the world, the dumpling is probably one of the best-known types of food.
Perhaps this is because dumpling is a typical food or food that is easily available in some countries, although the variants, shapes, and ingredients vary. Come on, see which countries have dumplings!
Pelmeni is a dumpling originating from Russia. These foods are usually filled with various types of meat, such as pork, beef, lamb, fish, or mushrooms. In Russia, this type of dumpling is usually served with sour cream. Pelmeni is very similar to pierogi from Poland. The difference can be seen from the pelmeni dough that is made as thin as possible and never filled with sweet food, different from pierogi, which is sometimes filled with fruit.
This dumpling comes from the land of bamboo, China. Jiaozi is a traditional Chinese food that is usually served at several celebrations, including New Year celebrations. For Chinese people, the dumpling is used as a symbol of wealth and longevity. Jiaozi is usually filled with pork, garlic, cabbage, leeks, and sometimes added with black fungus (cloud ear fungus).
Khinkali is from the country of Georgia. Usually, khinkali is filled with beef, lamb, or pork. However, for the Islamic population in Georgia, the ingredients were replaced with mushrooms, potatoes, or cheese. Ethics in Georgia for eating this type of dumpling are by hand because using cutlery such as spoons and forks is considered rude.
Wow, surely everyone knows dumplings, right? Yup Siomay is one food that is quite well known in Indonesia, originally from West Java, which was adapted from Chinese food. The basic ingredients used are very different from dumplings from Poland. Siomay is usually filled with various types of fish, such as mackerel, tuna, shrimp, mackerel, and several kinds of vegetables. Dumpling is also usually equipped with peanut sauce.
Palt is a meat filling dumpling originating from Sweden. Palt has two different variants, namely blodpalt and pitepalt. Blodpalt is a traditional Swedish food that is considered old-fashioned. This is because of blodpalt in Swedish history, and people consume all parts of the animal’s body to get enough food. Blodpalt itself is made from animal blood (deer in northern Sweden, and cattle or pork in the south), mixed with wheat flour. While pitepalt is made from potatoes mixed with butter, it is often eaten with a berry jam variant.
This dumpling is one of the typical meanings of Bhutan. Momo is not only in India but also in other South Asian countries like Nepal. The ingredients used to make dumplings are quite simple, namely bread flour, chicken, and various types of vegetables.
If you travel to Poland, you will find this special food in various restaurants, even small restaurants. We can also find it easily in the form of packaging in minimarkets or supermarkets. The main ingredient for making pierogi is cabbage. The contents are very varied, sometimes filled with fish, chicken, beef, pork, potatoes and cheese, even various types of fruits.
This food comes from Italy. The form of Gnocchi is not too similar to dumplings in general, especially with the size, texture, and thickness of the skin that varies. Gnocchi is usually cooked in boiling water that has been given salt, then covered with various types of sauce. This food can be made from polenta (a typical Italian porridge that has been cooked) or semolina (the basic ingredient for making pasta), which is left to dry, then coated with cheese and butter, then baked in the oven. For stuffing, Gnocchi is usually filled with eggs, potatoes, cheese, corn powder, and many other types of filling.
This food is almost similar to Jiaozi, and it’s just that Gyoza has a smaller size and thinner skin. Today, most Gyoza is made with pork mixed with the roomie, a Japanese spice with a pungent odor, such as onions, ginger, and cabbage. Traditionally, Gyoza is often used as a complementary food for ramen. At present, Gyoza is being sold in large restaurants in Tokyo and other cities.
Madombi is a national food originating from Botswana. The shape is much different from Dum. Madombi is round, and at first, glance looks more like a large meatball. The material used is usually in the form of chicken or lamb stew.