Definitions

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  • n. A Chinese crescent-shaped dumpling filled with a minced stuffing and steamed, boiled or fried; the Chinese equivalent of the Japanese gyoza.

Etymologies

Mandarin Mandarin trad. 餃子, simpl. 饺子 (pinyin: jiǎozi) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The word jiaozi literally refers to the transition between two years at midnight.

    My Sinchew -

  • CARROLL (voice-over): An undercover investigation in a Beijing neighborhood reveals yet another problem with a Chinese product -- this time, dumplings called jiaozi (ph).

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2007

  • P: During the spring festival, people in the north of China like to make and eat "jiaozi".

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  • "I ate many traditional Chinese dishes at the Ditan Temple fair, such as jiaozi

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  • And they all eat Pierogis, emPanadas, momo, jiaozi (Potstickers) and Hot Pockets.

    2010 January « Biodork

  • Back home, we started in on the jiaozi, which I had naively thought would be the easiest dish to make.

    Taking on the Local Cuisine

  • Yesterday I grabbed some baozi and jiaozi for lunch... tasty, as far as I know, cardboard-free.

    gan_bei: Alive and well!

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: These jiaozi (ph) are kind of tough.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2007

  • I sometimes use fresh okara in jiaozi or baozi fillings, too.

    Okra is not okura

  • No Chinese family can celebrate the recently passed lunar New Year festival without a prodigious mound of jiaozi, or dumplings - juicy parcels of dough-swaddled pork and leek that explode, scalding and garlicky, in the mouth.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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