I love making steamed dumplings (蒸饺) or pot stickers (jiao zi/饺子). Not only are they delicious, they are fun to make, especially the wrapping part.
You can gather your friends and loved ones to wrap the dumplings together for some special bonding time. These dumplings are steamed using the traditional dim sum style bamboo steamer, but if you don’t have one you can just steam them on a plate. During Chinese New Year, dumplings are a symbol of prosperity and wealth as they resemble ingots or little money purses.