As of this writing, I'm still stuffed with dumplings (guotie, or Chinese fried dumplings, and jiaozi, boiled ones, to be exact) from dinner...last night. They were from a neighborhood favorite, Vanessa's, where you can find me once a week, pretty much every week.
And for good reason: I love dumplings of any variety—from pierogies to ravioli, gyoza to samosas. They're cheap and cheerful, packed with flavor (thanks, multiple condiments and dipping sauces!), and comforting as heck. I especially love dumplings because I love snacks and small bites, especially when they can add up to become a main meal.