Dumpling Daughter was born two generations before me. My parents owned Boston's most renowned 5-star Chinese restaurant, Sally Ling's! Despite all the fancy food I enjoyed, my favorite food was mom’s home cooking. I always looked forward to an after school snack of steamed buns or a giant plate of dumplings. The most exciting days were Sundays, when we went to grandma’s house and she wrapped dumplings with my mom. The whole family would feast on dumplings together. Dumplings became the essential comfort food of my childhood.