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Dumplings in China
A number of Quora users mentioned that travellers must try these seafood-, meat- or vegetable-filled bites. “Dumplings are the essential food of the Spring Festival [Chinese New Year] which is our biggest festival,” said Lcc Li Yu from Hong Kong. The dumplings served at this time are often shaped like a crescent moon or ingots, an old Chinese currency, and often a coin will be placed in one of the dumplings promising good luck for the person who finds it. Tina Ma, from a small village in China now living in Hangzhou, said visitors should forgo the traditional steamed dumpling and go with the fried version. “I think it's more delicious,” she said. One of the country’s most versatile foods, dumplings can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Find a variety at dim sum restaurants or street carts throughout large cities. 

A family makes dumplings in Beijing.
(China Photos/Getty)

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