When summer begins, people plan a summer vacation as a mid-year reward for their hard work. Recently, the percentage of people going on vacation overseas has increased dramatically. You surely must have had at least one occasion where you anxiously waited for the day you were scheduled to leave for abroad, picturing an exciting new experience in your travel destination, haven't you? The night before departure, you must also have meticulously packed your luggage according to the checklist you made. And there are definitely some items that you should not leave out when making a checklist. Among them are trusted forms of food.
Simply hearing the word ‘snacks’ can make us feel better and excited. And that's probably because when we think of snacks, we are automatically reminded of the numerous tasty treats we've had in the past. Snacks were once even taboo in the past due to their savory flavor and overly sweet or salty taste. In recent years, as more and more people have adopted health-oriented lifestyles, snacks have also been changing in a healthier direction.
When watching movies, you can often see scenes where non-Asian characters eat dumplings with their clumsy maneuvering of chopsticks. You may also have seen menu items at famous restaurants you visited overseas that are technically dumplings but go by different names, such as dim sum and mandu. Italy’s ravioli and gnocchi also look like dumplings at first glance. As such, you can find a variety of dumplings all over the world. Then, the question is, what made dumplings become a dish loved and enjoyed by people all over the globe?