Delicious Jiaozi dumplings are considered lucky because of their historical resemblance to Chinese money. In ancient times, Chinese currency consisted of dumpling-shaped silver and gold ingots called yuan bao. The dumplings symbolize wealth and hopes for a profitable future. This jiaozi recipe has been given a five out of five star rating by readers.
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