What food or drink should I bring to a dumpling party?
June 26, 2009 9:19 PM   Subscribe

What food or drink should I bring to a dumpling party?

I'm looking for something that's not filling for the dumplings and not what everyone else will bring. Asian themed would be good.
posted by mathlete to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Korean theme: Hite beer and kimchee. I especially love (daikon) radish kimchee.
posted by olaguera at 9:24 PM on June 26, 2009

I'd go with a spicy Asian slaw. Take a look here, here, and here for ideas.

Gewurztraminer, a German wine varietal, (either dry or off dry) is surprisingly really excellent with Asian food, particularly if some of the food is spicy, so that's worth thinking about as an alternative to sake.
posted by mostlymartha at 9:30 PM on June 26, 2009

A local Chinese restaurant serves a pickled broccoli salad on the plate with dumplings. It's light and refreshing! I think it's something like this.

As far as drinks -- tea? Either iced or hot.
posted by i_am_a_fiesta at 9:38 PM on June 26, 2009

Mochi (the reaql stuff, not the ice cream), or put a really creative twist on it and make moffles, bring some additional fillings like red bean, etc.

Or bring some plum wine
posted by archofatlas at 10:37 PM on June 26, 2009

It's summer. You could bring dessert.
posted by smorange at 10:45 PM on June 26, 2009

Chrysanthemum or White tea.
posted by rhizome at 12:10 AM on June 27, 2009

Kimbap is another Korean snack you could bring. It's light and not very filling. You could easily make your own or find it in an Asian supermarket.
posted by Shesthefastest at 12:15 AM on June 27, 2009

I'd go for a nice seaweed salad.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:43 AM on June 27, 2009

Dumplings require roasted chili paste (nam prik pao) and soy sauce, both almost always available at Asian groceries. The chili paste is usually preserved in oil.

Like "wasabi and soy" for sushi, you mix a daub of roasted chili paste in some light soy sauce, mix with chop sticks, and then use as dunking dumpling sauce (say that 10 times fast!).

Tasty beyond compare!
posted by foooooogasm at 10:04 AM on June 27, 2009

All good, interesting suggestions. Thanks everyone. I ended up bringing dessert and wine.
posted by mathlete at 9:03 PM on June 28, 2009

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