The Dumpling Galaxy Cookbook

The Dumpling Galaxy Cookbook - Helen You, Max Falkowitz

I really love Chinese dumplings. I have made them a few times using various recipes. The recipes from this book were made with the help of a friend who frequently make Asian cousins and rocks at it.


I have found that it is difficult to find a recipe that has the measurements right for the ingredients. These are way off. The dough was too liquid, too sticky, just not right. After trying five or six time, only a few items came out as they should have, and only after I tweaked the recipe. The items we were able to eat just tasted strange, bland, doughy, all around not good.


If you're looking for a good Chinese dumpling cookbook you may fair better looking elsewhere. I had high hopes when I saw who wrote these recites. I was disappointed. 


About the Author


HELEN YOU is the chef and owner of Dumpling Galaxy in Flushing, Queens, which started as the Tianjin Dumpling House, a stall in the Golden Shopping Mall basement food court. Helen and her dumplings have been lauded in New York magazine, Serious Eats, Eater, and and the New York Times, which named Dumpling Galaxy a Critics' Pick and awarded it one star. She lives in New York with her family.

A native of Queens, MAX FALKOWITZ is the senior digital editor of Saveur and previously worked at Serious Eats as a senior features editor.