Dumplings: The Universal Language Of Food

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At their base, dumplings are just dough wrapped around a filling, yet every region of the world has its own unique version of them. Why are they loved by so many around the globe? Is it because they’re easy to make? Is it because they keep you warm in winter? Or is it simply because they’re downright delicious? Whatever the reason, dumplings are the universal language of the food world, and we want to be fluent. Let’s educate ourselves on a few different variations!

Europe

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Among European dumplings, the potato is king. Whether it’s pierogi from Poland, gnocchi from Italy, or kroppkakor from Sweden, almost all of them feature dough with a mashed potato filling along with meat or cheese. Not that we’re complaining; after all, if you want something hot and hearty, it’s hard to go wrong with potatoes.

Africa

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Dumplings from Africa don’t always include a filling, but they’re still sure to fill you up. Madombi from Botswana and banku and kenkey from Ghana are all doughy dumplings made from flour or cornmeal, often served with fragrant soup, sauce, or meat. We don’t know about you, but we’re absolutely fascinated by all the different flavor combinations you could create with these dumplings.

South America

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South America is all about meaty dumplings. Coxinhas, empanadas, and papas rellenas are all dough pockets filled to the brim with juicy chicken, pork, and beef. These dumplings are massively popular from Brazil to Argentina to Colombia, and it’s not hard to see why. Just looking at those photos is enough to work up an appetite!

Oceania

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Oceania’s dumplings are pretty different, but trust us when we say that they’re all delicious. Hawaii loves manapua (steamed buns), Tonga loves faikakai (coconut caramel dumplings), and New Zealand loves boil up (doughy dumplings with vegetables in pork stock). They all have exquisite taste, don’t you think?

Asia

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Asia is so crazy about dumplings that almost every Asian country has its own type of dumpling. We can’t fit all of them in here, so we chose a few of our favorites: xiao long bao (soup dumplings) from China, samosas (fried potato dumplings) from India, and gyoza (potstickers) from Japan. That last one tastes pretty great dipped in our Double Hi Potsticker Sauce, just so you know!

We’ve expanded our dumpling vocabulary, and now it’s time to try them in real life. Which one will you eat first? Let us know in the comments!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

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You don’t have to eat meat to enjoy WN Foods products!

WN FoodsVegetarian Recipes

This one is for our vegetarian friends looking for ways to use our Double Hi sauces. We’ve got you covered! These recipes can be used as-is or modified to include your favorite veggies and plant-based proteins. The possibilities are endless. Let’s get started!

Vegetable Egg Rolls (from Curious Cuisiniere)

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The aroma drifting from your oven as you bake these vegetable egg rolls will enchant you. As you dip the egg rolls in our Double Hi Sweet & Sour Sauce, the tangy taste and smooth texture will delight you. This is a perfect vegetarian family meal, packed to the brim with flavor!

Thai Stir-Fried Noodles (from The Spruce)

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Savory, citrus, and spice all come together in one pan to form a symphony of deliciously complex flavors. This dish is sure to entertain your tastebuds. Try it with our Double Hi Soy Sauce!

Vegetarian Potstickers (from Genius Kitchen)

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Is there anything better than biting into a warm, steaming dumpling on a cold day? These vegetarian potstickers are just as juicy and satisfying as their meaty counterparts, and they’re even better when dipped in our Double Hi Potsticker Sauce!

Spicy Green Beans (from Allrecipes)

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Getting bored of your regular side dishes? Kick them up a notch! Try these green beans with our Double Hi Chinese Mustard Sauce. Your guests will thank you, and your sinuses will be cleared!

Ready to try these recipes? Let us know if you enjoyed them in the comments!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Calling All Meat Lovers!

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Got a carnivorous craving for chicken? Feeling peckish for pork? You’re in luck, because today on the blog we’re talking about meats to pair with our Double Hi sauces. Let’s dig in!

Sweet & Sour Chicken (From My Recipes)

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Mix our delightfully tangy Double Hi Sweet & Sour Sauce with crispy, savory chicken and your favorite vegetables to make this classic family favorite. Even the pickiest of eaters is sure to be pleased with this colorful and aromatic meal!

Beef Dumplings (From Omnivore’s Cookbook)

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Looking for an appetizer to impress your meat eating friends? These juicy beef dumplings are so satisfying, especially when dipped in our Double Hi Potsticker Sauce! Just be sure to cook plenty, as you won’t be eat just one.

Ginger Soy Glazed Chicken (From Budget Bytes)

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This ginger soy glazed chicken is sticky, rich, and every meat lover’s dream. With our Double Hi Soy Sauce, it makes a deliciously filling dish that your tastebuds will never forget! Try it now, and thank us later.

Hot Mustard Pork Pretzel Bao (From Serious Eats)

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Just imagine biting into a warm, freshly-baked pretzel bun. The soft bread, the tender pork, the spicy Double Hi Chinese Mustard fill your mouth with a sensation so pleasant that you’re lost for words. This is truly a recipe you need to try to believe!

So, are you salivating yet? Because we sure are. Which one of these recipes will your try first? Let us know in the comments!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

WN Foods’ Online Store is now OPEN!

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Shop for your favorite Double Hi Brand sauces and have them shipped directly to you! To place an order, click HERE!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Taste testing sriracha hybrids

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In our sriracha sauce article, we mentioned that Wing Nien is hard at work developing some delicious sriracha sauce hybrids. Today we are taste testing the latest formulas: sriracha BBQ sauce, sriracha stir fry sauce, and sriracha sweet & sour sauce!

To start, we cooked some crispy chicken and vegetable gyoza. Yum!

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Now onto the taste testing!

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Sriracha BBQ Sauce: This sauce has the thick texture and smoky sweetness one would expect from BBQ sauce, but the powerful hot chili flavor of sriracha is equally prominent. These two flavors create a wonderful contrast on the tongue, leaving you wanting more!

Sriracha Stir Fry Sauce: This sauce takes stir fry to the next level. It maintains the complex savory taste of traditional stir fry sauce, but also kicks it up a notch with the distinct chili heat of sriracha sauce. The chicken and vegetable gyoza were a match made in heaven with this sauce!

Sriracha Sweet & Sour Sauce: The sweet & sour sauce we all know and love has been boosted with another layer of delectable flavor thanks to sriracha. Next time you’re craving sweet & sour chicken, we recommend giving this sauce a try. Your tastebuds will thank you!

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Wing Nien is still working on these sauces, trying to ensure that they are the best they can be. However, we will soon be offering samples to any of our readers who are willing to provide us with feedback. If you’re interested in trying some of our delicious sauces, keep an eye out for an announcement soon.

For inquiries about working with us, or where to find our sauce, please call or e-mail us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com. Thank you!