TRIVIA ANSWER: Peking Ravioli is another name for the Chinese dumplings known as potstickers. Pan-fried on the bottom and steamed on top, the dumplings are called potstickers because they tend to stick to the bottom of the pan.
The term Peking Ravioli was coined by well-known chef
and restaurateur Joyce Chen coined in the 1950's. Her restaurant was
located in a largely Italian neighborhood, and she wanted a name that would help customers
understand what the dumplings were like. Today, many Chinese restaurants in Boston
still use the term Peking Ravioli instead of potstickers.
Recipe: Cantonese Pot stickers with Prawns and Cilantro You can find Joyce Chen's original recipe for Peking Ravioli in Chinese Home Cooking, a Chinese cookbook written by her daughter, Helen Chen.