The same concept of wrapping a filling with some kind of dough exist all around the world. This list aims at gathering the different recipes of traditional flaky patties and dumplings around the world like: Hot pockets, hand pies, mini calzone, knödel, kroppkakor, cepelinai, manti, pelmeni, pierogi, empanada, wonton, ravioli, samosa, gyoza, jiaozi (potstickers), momos, siomay, pastels, khinkali, beef patties, etc
I have gathered a big list of what different dumplings around the world looks like and is called. You can check them all out on my Pinterest board where the name of the dumpling is mentioned together with the country it is from. Each pin is linked to a recipe so you can cook the ones you like the most. I have tried to find recipes in English but there are a few that are written in the native language. Please let me know if you find a better recipe in English (need to have a good picture also).
Dumplings around the world (including turnovers, patties, pierogi, empanadas):
|China||Char siu bao|
|Vietnam||Banh bot loc|
Even though I spent a lot of time gathering this list it is not complete. Please also note that I have excluded all types of sweet dessert dumplings from this list. There might be other dumplings from a country that is more common or famous than the ones I picked, the reason for this is that I wanted to avoid very similar dumplings in this list. One great list of different kind of chinese dumplings is made by Kenji over at serious eats, so head over to Beyond Potstickers: Around the World in Dumplings if you want to know more in details about chinese dumplings. Let me know in the comments if you find dumpling recipes you think should be added to the pinterest board.
If you liked this list then you’ll love our other list of different pancakes around the world
Now Buzzfeed have also done their list of dumplings around the world: http://www.buzzfeed.com/laurenpaul/the-definitive-ranking-of-dumplings-from-around-the-world#.bnl2KKWK3
I like to think they got inspired by my list 🙂
There’s are also dumplings from Poland named “kołduny”
Thanks! Do you have a recipe online you can recommend so I can add it to the list?
I wouldn’t put Cornish pasty as an English version of dumplings. I appreciate you’ve said the list includes patties etc, but dumplings here means flour and suet balls that get put in stews and soups to cook/steam.