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Welcome to The Dumpling Trail. Imagine trying dumplings. The crispy, chewy, pot-sticking, pan fried, deep fried, stuffed with soup, stuffed with meats, stuffed with everything in between kind of dumplings. Try the 20 restaurants on this trail and taste all the dumplings of Asia in one conveniently-sized West Coast destination.
WHERE TO EAT
1. Dumplings: The first fast food.
The 13th century Mongols ate dumplings while on the move.
2. Game of Dumplings: Little known fact, dumplings make empires.
Gnocchi was supposedly used by ancient Romans and the recipe spread with their empire.
3. Dumplings: Fit for both kings and gods
In India modaks are offered to Lord Ganesh at the Hindu festival Ganesha Chaturthi.
4. Zhang: The OG Dumpling master
Chinese legend says the creator of the first dumpling was a physician named Zhang Zhongiing, who formed dumplings in the shape of ears and fed them to frostbitten villagers.