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22 Delicious Dumplings From Around The World

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22. Khinkali

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These quintessential boiled meat dumplings are considered the national cuisine of Georgia.

Country: Georgia

Typical Filling: Pork and beef.

Recipe: Traditional Khinkali

21. Char Siu Bao

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This dim sum standby is like a Cantonese barbecue feast tucked away in a doughy bun.

Country: China

Typical Filling: Barbecued pork.

Recipe: Steamed Char Siu Bao

20. Runsas

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These savory Oktoberfest favorites are also a comfort food tradition in middle America.

Country: Germany

Typical Filling: Beef and cabbage.

Recipe: Nebraska Beef Buns

19. Tiropitakia

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These little cheese-filled triangles are crispy packets of gooey goodness.

Country: Greece

Typical Filling: Cheese

Recipe: Tiropitakia Greek Phyllo Triangles

18. Mandu

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Country: Korea

Typical Filling: Kimchi

Recipe: Korean Kimchi Dumplings

17. Kroppkakor

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These hearty mashed potato dumplings stuffed with sweetly seasoned bacon filling, are a specialty of Oland, an island off the southern coast of Sweden.

Country: Sweden

Typical Filling: Bacon, veggies.

Recipe: Swedish Potato Dumpling Stuffed With Bacon & Onion

16. Pelmeni

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Looks like the love child of tortellini and a pierogi, and tastes as good as that sounds.

Country: Russia

Typical Filling: Beef and/or potato.

Recipe: Russian Meat Dumplings

15. Pasty

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The OG of savory hand pies, these meat pockets are fit for a king.

Country: Great Britain

Typical Filling: Lamp, chicken, veggies.

Recipe: Spicy Cornish Pasty

14. Pastelle

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These soft cornmeal roll-ups are not unlike tamales, baked in banana leaves and filled with deliciously spiced meat.

Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Typical Filling: Beef, pork, and/or veggies.

Recipe: Cornmeal & Meat Pastelles

13. Papas Rellena

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While potatoes usually star as the filling, these dumplings would rather stuff the potato full of delicious ground meat instead.

Country: Cuba

Typical Filling: Spiced meat.

Recipe: Papas Rellenas

12. Maultaschen

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These über meaty pockets are best served in warm broth as the ultimate comfort food.

Region: Germany

Typical Filling: Pork, beef, veal, AND bacon.

Recipe: Maultaschensuppe

11. Jiaozi

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Also what usually comes to mind when we think 'dumplings,' these bad boys are awesome boiled or pan-fried.

Country: China

Typical Filling: Pork, cabbage, veggies.

Recipe: Pork And Chinese Cabbage Jiaozi

10. Momo

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These are very thin dumplings bursting with juicy, meat and savory veggies.

Country: Nepal

Typical Filling: Meat and veggies

Recipe: Mushroom Momo

9. Tamale

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Made with awesome starchy, sticky, corn-based masa, tamales are like meat-filled pillows of joy.

Country: Mexico

Typical Filling: Beef, pork, cheese.

Recipe: How To Make Beef Tamales

8. Knish

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Heavy on the dough and potato, these little balls of joy are carb heaven.

Region: Eastern Europe

Typical Filling: Potato and veggies.

Recipe: Mini Potato & Chard Knishes

7. Pierogi

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These dumplings are known for being super versatile and super doughy.

Country: Poland

Typical Filling: Potato

Recipe: Potato, Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Pierogi

6. Gyoza

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These are the pan-fried potstickers that usually come to mind when you're craving dumplings.

Country: Japan

Typical Filling: Pork, mushrooms, and cabbage.

Recipe: Pan-Fried Chili Pork & Cabbage Gyoza

5. Coxinhas

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These Brazilian street food staples are stuffed with shredded chicken and deep-fried to perfection.

Country: Brazil

Typical Filling: Chicken

Recipe: Brazilian Chicken Coxinhas Croquettes

4. Samosa

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These are usually packed with potatoes and taste like a glorious mashup of french fries and dumplings.

Country: India

Typical Filling: Potato or veggies.

Recipe: Aloo Samosa

3. Ravioli

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Hands down the best pasta in all the land.

Country: Italy

Typical Filling: Ricotta cheese, soft veggies, and/or meat.

Recipe: Homemade Ravioli With Nettles And Fresh Ricotta

2. Empanada

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These savory fried hand pies are spicy, juicy and crispy all at once.

Region: South America

Typical Filling: Ground or shredded meat.

Recipe: Spiced Turkey Empanadas

1. Xiao Long Bao

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Soup dumplings are probably the best thing to happen to the world, ever. The secret? Gelatin!

Country: China

Typical Filling: Meat and delicious broth

Recipe: Steamed Shanghai Soup Dumplings

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