Chef Lee Anne Wong Serves Up Delicious Asian Dumpling Recipes…All Day Long! Cookbook Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I was invited to be in the review group by the author and received a copy of this book for free.  My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write this review. 

DumplingsPhotoMy husband LOVES dumplings and I’ve always wanted to make them for him but I just never felt confident enough in doing so, that is until I received this cookbook!  Lee Ann Wong, a renowned Asian chef, a finalist on season one of Bravo’s Top Chef, and a judge on The Food Network’s Chopped, explains everything related to dumplings and more in her new cookbook Dumplings All Day Wong. (And you can win your own copy in the giveaway below!)

When I first received the cookbook I was impressed with the creativity of the recipes and the number of recipes included in the book.  The recipes seem to forge together both tradition and modern and also include dessert dumplings, which I was unaware existed until now!  

Some of the recipes that stood out to me include Chicken Caesar Dumpling Salad, Lemongrass Chicken Dumpling Soup, Sweet Potatoe and Chile Dumplings. Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Dumplings (my husband loves Bacon!) and Ramen Dumplings.

The instructions are great for a novice like myself.  Lee Ann gives very clear instructions on the various styles of dumplings, the folds that are involved, and the different cooking methods.  She also includes beautiful photos of each recipe – always a bonus in my book!
Here’s a quick breakdown of the book:

– Chapter 1: Tools and Techniques
– Chapter 2: Dough How: Choosing the Right Dumpling Wrapper
– Chapter 3: Classic Folds: Potstickers, Gyoza, Mandu and More
– Chapter 4: Cup Shaped Fold: Shumai
– Chapter 5: Multi Pleat Fold: Har Gow 
– Chapter 6: Round Fold/ Puck Shaped Fold
– Chapter 7: Parcel Fold: Bo Choy Gau
– Chapter 8: Wontons
– Chapter 9: Soup Dumplings: Xiaolongbao
– Chapter 10: Bao
– Chapter 11: Exotic Styles
– Chapter 12: Stocks, dipping sauces, and condiments
– Chapter 13- The Asian Pantry

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This book covers it all!  

Lee Ann is allowing me to share a recipe with you for Pork and Chive Dumplings with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce!  (Shown below.)  Check out the recipe below after learning more about the book.

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More about the book:

“Dim Sum is has long been a Chinese restaurant favorite, whether for take-out or eat in. But what many of us don’t realize is that delicious dumplings can be easy and fun to make at home!

In her new book DUMPLINGS ALL DAY WONG [Page Street Publishing, August 2014], author Lee Anne Wong, a renowned Asian chef, a finalist on season one of Bravo’s Top Chef, and a judge on The Food Network’s Chopped, provides the basics of creating delicious Asian dumplings any time for any occasion, perfect as a snack, appetizer, or entrée.

Lee Anne’s recipes are easy to follow and are accompanied by beautiful color photos. “Biting into a hot, fresh, juicy dumpling can be a transcendent moment,” Lee Anne says. “This dumpling euphoria is commonly achieved by dining out or ordering in, which is why making them at home for yourself is that much more special.”

Lee Anne includes chapters which cover choosing the right dough and folding techniques, as well as focusing on delicacies such as Shumai, Har Gow, Wontons, Soups and Baos. Some of the savory original recipes include:

• Sweet Corn Tamale Dumplings with Sesame-Avocado Sauce
• Chicken Pad Thai Wontons with Spicy Peanut Sauce
• Edamame and Sweet Pea Gyoza with Wasabi Cream
• Pork and Chive Dumplings with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce

Making tasty, unique dumplings has never been easier with DUMPLINGS ALL DAY WONG and celebrity chef Lee Anne Wong’s most coveted recipes and techniques.”

“My book focuses on the Asian style of dumplings,” says Lee Anne. “The further you get into the book, the more you will begin to realize that your possibilities are truly endless. As with all styles of cooking, once you master the techniques and basic recipes, you’ll have the ability to build your own dumpling arsenal.”

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Recipe from DUMPLINGS ALL DAY WONG by Lee Ann Wong
Page Street Publishing/August 2014.  Reprinted with permission.

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About the Author

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Lee Anne Wong is a celebrity chef with a passion for Asian cuisine. She was one of the top four contestants on Bravo’s Top Chef. She was also a judge on Chopped as well as a guest on Unique Eats, The Wendy Williams Show, Iron Chef America and Unwrapped. Most recently, Lee Anne hosted a one-hour special called Food Crawl with Lee Anne Wong, on the Cooking Channel, where she searched New York for the best dumplings and noodles. She resides in Hawaii.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a copy of Dumplings All Day Wong: A Cookbook of Asian Delights From a Top Chef?  If so, simply answer this question in the comment section below (optional entry): 
 
Have you ever eaten dumplings?  If so, what are your favorite kinds? 
 
After you’ve commented with your answer, be sure to record  your entry in the rafflecopter widget below.  There are also additional optional ways to get more entries into the contest. 
 
Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ and ends on 11/3/14 at 11:59PM EST. One entry per person/household/IP address.  Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.  Enter using the simple Rafflecopter Tool below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was invited to be in the review group by the author and received a copy of this book for free.  My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write this review. 

Love, Kate

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    • LaSha Bearman
    • October 27, 2014
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    I like the dumplings in won-ton soup. Im not particular either as it seems all the local places have good won-ton soup!

  1. Reply

    I love dumplings! Of all kinds! I am eastern EuropEan and we were brought up on potato dump longs (pierogi) so these are a great transition. I love email steamed or fried. Yummy!

  2. Reply

    I’ve only had dumplings once and i think they were a pork type. Would love to learn to make them!

  3. Reply

    I love dumplings, would love to win this.

    • janell wagner
    • October 27, 2014
    Reply

    i like both pork and crab

    • robyn donnelly
    • October 27, 2014
    Reply

    I like the traditional ones would you use dough and cooked chicken. I have heard of apple dumplings and want to try them but haven’t been able to yet.

    • Marnie Ward
    • October 28, 2014
    Reply

    I had dumplings several way. I’ve had them in Chinese soup, fried and I have also eaten Chicken and dumplings.

  4. Reply

    I remember Lee from Top Chef, she was one of my favorites! We love dumplings, my favorite are the chicken and vegetable. 🙂
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  5. I love the dumplings with soup inside. They’re soo good! =)
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    • Ashley
    • October 30, 2014
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    I love dumplings! I love the chicken and vegetable ones

    • Caitlin G.
    • October 30, 2014
    Reply

    I LOVE dumplings. My favorite are pork. I was just saying to my husband I really wanted to learn how to make them!

    • Andrea Troutman
    • November 2, 2014
    Reply

    I’ve only ever had them in wonton soup and some sort of pork steamed dumplings at a Chinese buffet. I love them.

    • Sara M
    • November 2, 2014
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    Yes, I’ve had dumplings before. I’ve had pork and they were super good. Would love to win this cookbook.

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