Gallery: Behind the Scenes: Soup Dumplings at RedFarm

Soup dumplings
Soup dumplings

Like everything at RedFarm, the soup dumplings are just sophisticated enough to stand out from the pack while still fulfilling your primal soup dumpling needs.

Dumpling filling
Dumpling filling

The bright yellow wrappers—which get their color from saffron and yellow leeks—each get stuffed with pork and crab soup dumpling filling.

Dumpling filling
Dumpling filling

The "soup" of soup dumplings comes from a gelatin-rich pork broth that turns solid when chilled. This chilled pork gelatin is mixed with crab, pork, mushrooms, and yellow leeks before getting stuffed into the dumpling wrappers.

Folding up
Folding up

It's amazing how quickly and precisely they fold the dumplings.

Folding up
Folding up

Dumpling folding is a precise art—every dumpling has the exact same number of pleats holding it together.

Folding up
Folding up

Ta-da!

All folded
All folded

Ready for the steamer.

Ready for steaming
Ready for steaming

Before steaming, each twirly dumpling gets topped off with a goji berry.

Ready for steaming
Ready for steaming

All beautifully pleated up and ready to go.

All steamed
All steamed

The steam melts the gelatin into a rich, savory soup that fills each dumpling.

Vinegar and ginger sauce
Vinegar and ginger sauce

Each set of dumplings comes with a dipping sauce of black and white vinegars with julienned ginger.

Dumpling innards
Dumpling innards

Soupy goodness lies within.

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