Inside China podcast: the story of dumplings
The story of dumplings is the story of the globalisation of Chinese cuisine
Take a journey from Beijing to Shanghai, Hong Kong and down the ancient Silk Road to discover who invented dumplings – and how a traditional Chinese medicine cure evolved into a meal enjoyed around the world.
The story of dumplings is the story of how a cure for frostbite invented during the Han dynasty went global and fuelled an industry that is estimated to be worth US$24 billion by the year 2021, according to a report by industry analysts Technavio.
Lu Hongbin; Du Yichu restaurant, Beijing
Hu Wei-I; Wan Shou Zai restaurant, Shanghai
Wang Hong Chun; Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
Dr Dai Zhaoyu, senior lecturer, School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
Meenu Tangilama Gurung; Annapurna Restaurant, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Jin Lin Liu; Black Sesame Kitchen, Beijing; author of The Noodle Road
Olena Smith; Dacha Restaurant, Central Hong Kong
Ringo Wong; Cuisine Cuisine, Mira Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong