9. Chinese Dumplings
Of all the dishes on this list, 饺子 (jiǎozi) is the most classic Chinese food. Although eaten year round, Chinese dumplings are a traditional food for the Chinese New Years. During this time, families will make the dumplings by hand. Flavors vary from all vegetable to pork and cabbage. Virtually anything can be placed inside.
The dish is most commonly served with a sauce for dipping. While everyone’s sauce is different, it usually consists of garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, and Shaoxing rice wine.