I was working late today so treated myself to some home made dumplings as a late night snack. Dumplings are probably Northern Chinese's sole contribution to Chinese cuisine. I am particularly proud of the ones below because I personally made the dough wrappers. (though I suppose P and J deserve some recognition too for getting the pork, the shrimp, the chives, chopping them up to the make fillings, mixing the flour and water and some other stuff to make the dough, wrapping the dumplings, etc. etc.) It was so hot this past weekend -- I almost had a heat stroke from making the dough wrappers.
Look at these -- fat and yummy.
A closer look at the filling.