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How Do They Get the Soup Into Soup Dumplings?

Legendary chef Martin Yan reveals the secret behind xiao long bao in a new video from Lucky Peach.

Trailblazing Chinese chef Martin Yan shows the world the secret behind classic xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, in a new video from the team behind Lucky Peach. Watch Yan and a dumpling chef mix the dough for the wrappers, blend the filling so that it's "very, very smooth, and very light," fill the dumplings, pinch them closed, and finally stack them high in steamer baskets. The secret to getting that liquid center? Jellied soup. Watch the full clip to see exactly how it's done.

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