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  • - It's really sticky.

  • [ASIAN AMERICAN FAMILY TRIES EACH OTHER'S DUMPLINGS]

  • Hi, I'm Danielle.

  • - Hi, I'm Micah.

  • - Hi, I'm Joelle.

  • - Hi, I'm June.

  • - Hello, I'm Howard.

  • - Growing up in San Francisco as a Chinese and Korean family, we definitely ate a lot of dumplings growing up.

  • Now I'm challenging my family members to each make their own individual dumplings and then we're gonna have a taste test to see who's is the best.

  • - My dumplings are unique, because they look like little clams, like little ocean bivalve situation.

  • I don't know what I really put in them.

  • I really aim more for the aesthetic, and hopefully they taste good!

  • - So this one is Danielle's, which is sort of obviously by the ruffle.

  • I think it's very cute, but not Chinese or Korean.

  • - These look like Uncrustables.

  • So I can't say that's particularly appetizing.

  • However, I shouldn't judge just on aesthetics.

  • - Give it a good grade for the way it looks.

  • - But Danielle always does this and I always make fun of her for it, so whatever.

  • - It definitely looks like she threw some kimchi in there, 'cause it's kind of pink.

  • It's interesting, because to fold it this way, you have to add less filling.

  • - There's like lots of like loose skin.

  • - I would say this is a pretty good dumpling as well.

  • I taste the pork first and then I could also taste a little bit of the chives.

  • - This tastes like only pork.

  • - I like this one.

  • She adds some kimchi for the spice, which I like.

  • I do wish she were heavier on the shrimp though and not the pork, 'cause it is just kind of like a little meatball.

  • - I feel like it didn't have like the normal soy sauce, sesame oil.

  • Yeah, it just doesn't taste Asian, but it tastes fine.

  • - I give it a solid eight.

  • - I think maybe a six, only because I don't like the skin flaps.

  • - An eight or a nine, I really liked it.

  • - Five to six.

  • - Mine has a little bit of everything.

  • It's just like a solid pork dumpling.

  • I also think that mine are folded really nicely.

  • I actually made it for myself for lunch today, and I thought they were pretty good.

  • Taste good with soy sauce.

  • I think they're cute.

  • - It looks good! It's got a little bit of design to it.

  • - It's like a four fold situation.

  • Isn't it like the more folds, the longer you live or something, no?

  • - It looks like she includes some veggie, which is good, 'cause Micah doesn't normally like vegetables that much.

  • - Taste good.

  • - I like it a bit, flavored a little bit better. Seasoned better.

  • - Tastes like a meatball texture.

  • - The seasoning is very light.

  • I kind of wish she included a little bit more spice, maybe some more like soy sauce or ginger.

  • I can definitely taste a lot garlic.

  • - I taste mostly pork, so it's pretty one dimensional.

  • - I wouldn't change anything about it. I think it's pretty good.

  • - I think it's like a seven.

  • - I like it with the sauce, maybe a nine.

  • - It's kind of bland. I'd give it maybe like five?

  • - A seven.

  • - My dumpling is just a classic rendition.

  • I added a lot of different types of seasonings.

  • Obviously, salt and pepper, but also ginger, garlic, and my secret ingredient is truffle.

  • - I can automatically tell who's everybody is by the way they fold their dumplings.

  • - So this is dad's.

  • - And I like these the most, 'cause they have the most filling, so.

  • - I'm excited to try my dad's, 'cause I know it'll be very heavily stuffed, but I also saw him put a lot of like very strange seasonings that I don't know if they belong in dumplings.

  • - It's really sticky.

  • It's like stuck to the roof of my mouth.

  • - My dad used a food processor to blend everything together.

  • - I like seeing the chunks of stuff in it to know that it was like sort of made by hand rather than put in a food processor.

  • - So I don't really love how it tastes.

  • It's... The texture's a little too mush.

  • - I actually think it's pretty good.

  • I don't know why I'm so surprised.

  • There's just like a lot in there.

  • - I just think there's a little too much going on.

  • I can't really tell what the distinct flavor is.

  • - I don't know how to feel about this one.

  • Maybe I'll give it like a seven.

  • - Five out of 10.

  • - I would say it's an eight out of 10.

  • - I would give it a five out of 10, but since I know Howard made it and he never makes dumplings, I would say for effort a nine out of 10.

  • - In my dumplings, I like to include a lot of vegetable, and honestly, the less meat, the better.

  • I like seafood in mine, so I added shrimp, but no pork.

  • I also like a lot of different seasonings, so I used five spice, I used XO sauce, and of course, soy sauce and sesame oil.

  • And hopefully, it tastes all right.

  • - Nothing extraordinary about it, but looks fine.

  • - Nice folds.

  • - The traditional way to wrap things.

  • It's supposed to look like gold nuggets, I think they call it ingots that the Chinese people use to trade.

  • - Mm, there's a lot of kimchi.

  • - This one's a lot chunkier.

  • - It doesn't have the traditional flavor profile that I'm looking for.

  • I can't put my finger on it.

  • - It's a little spicy.

  • More spicy than I like, because it has kimchi in it, which sadly I don't like that much.

  • - There are lots of vegetables, lots of kimchi, which I like.

  • I think it's pretty flavorful.

  • - It feels very healthy.

  • - I would want more meat and more garlic.

  • - Out of ten, I would give it a good seven and a half.

  • - Six.

  • I keep noticing how spicy it is.

  • - I would rate it an eight out of ten.

  • - Seven point five.

  • - I think I made them the traditional Chinese way, the way my mother made them and she's from Shandong province, which is known for all their dumplings and noodles.

  • I added also a little bit of tofu, which is more an element that my Korean mother-in-law introduced to me.

  • And I made homemade wrappers, instead of the store bought wrappers.

  • - I'm the most excited to try my mom's, because she made these skins by hand.

  • - Such a luxury to be able to make homemade skin, so I'm really excited.

  • Obviously that means they don't look as perfect, but I don't mind.

  • - I hate to say it, but it looks the worst.

  • It looks kind of wimpy and there's no real form to the dumpling.

  • - Tastes like ravioli.

  • - Hmm, this has a very different flavor.

  • She didn't use any kimchi, at least not that I can see.

  • I can definitely taste like the five spice seasoning that she used.

  • - I feel like it has the right level of juiciness.

  • I don't know, someone like Danielle's were like a little dry.

  • - It feels like a harmony of textures.

  • - It's not really that flavorful, which is why I think it tastes like ravioli.

  • - I don't like the flavor profile of mom's either.

  • It has to be a nice balance of both meat and some of the vegetables.

  • I like a little bit of heat.

  • - I think the skin is really doing a lot for it.

  • - I'll probably give this like a nine.

  • - I give this kind of a low score, six.

  • - I think it's probably a nine out of ten.

  • - I think a six for dumpling, but a nine for ravioli.

  • - Yay, I won! The traditional Chinese flavors taste the best!

  • With the handmade, homemade skins.

  • Thank you!

- It's really sticky.

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