This is an indispensable dish for Chinese New Year dinner.
Many believe eating lots of them during Chinese New Year will invite good fortune because dumpling resembles gold ingot (元寶) that was used as currency for the riches & nobles.
(c) GMV - Got My Vote!
Tightly wrapped and so roly-poly plump shaped. Money, money roll to me ~~
This is the pork & chive flavor - because chive leeks (韮菜) are homophone of 'longevity and everlasting' in Mandarin and everyone know pig always bring good fortune.
We do put in some thought into the dishes!! It is not merely just a grab n go at the supermarket~~ :D
flowers-and- birds design convey an endless happiness and is forever green.
Always stack it away for safe-keeping ... But that is silly isn't it!!
Take a photo of it ... Just in case :)
(Steamed/boiled dumplings = silver ingots)
(Fried dumplings = gold ingots)