In northern China, dumplings (Jiaozi in Chinese) are one of the most popular staple foods. During ancient times people only enjoyed dumplings during important festivals such as Chinese New Year, whereas today they eat dumplings during any time of the year. Making and eating dumplings is still an important activity for most families on the Eve of Chinese New Year, as it's a unique opportunity for family members to gather at a table, wrapping and eating dumplings together. Experiment with a variety of fillings, and additionally, seasoning sauces and soups. Celebrate the Year of the Rat! HANDS ON, Level: Beginner.