Dumpling Wraps: 7 Ways To Fold Your Dumplings

By Nikita Toppo

September 18, 2023

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Dumpling is a broad class of dishes that consists of pieces of cooked dough wrapped with various fillings. Here are seven most popular ways of folding dumplings.

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This shape is popular in Japanese gyoza and Chinese potstickers.

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Pleated Crescent

It is made by placing filling in the center of a round wrapper, folding it in half to create a half-moon shape, and then pleating the edges together.

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Wontons are traditionally square-shaped dumplings. The filling is placed in the center of a square wrapper, and the wrapper is folded diagonally to create a triangle shape.

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Korean mandu often has a round shape. A round wrapper is used to encase the filling, and the edges are typically pleated to seal the dumpling.

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Tibetan momo dumplings are typically shaped like crescents. The filling is placed in the center of a circular wrapper, and the edges are folded over and crimped.

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Shumai is a type of Chinese dumpling that is open at the top. The filling is placed in the center and the edges are pleated together to create a cup-like shape.

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Classic Chive Box

This variation is very popular in India for making the sweet dumplings called gujiya.

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