Today, in Chengdu, I sampled baozi, a dumpling filled, in this instance, with beef, a bit spicy, and delicious. My friend Hui bought it for me. The larger dumplings (dabaozi) are 2 RMB per dumpling, and the smaller dumplings (xiaobaozi) are 6 RMB for eight dumplings.
|Beef dumpling (baozi) in Chengdu; Sichuan province, China.|
|Baozi for sale, in Chengdu.|
|Beef, a bit spicy, and completely delicious.|
|My friend, Yuan Hui, originally from Nanchong but living in Chengdu; she is a 22-year-old accountant, and I am the first foreigner with whom she has ever spoken.|
|These are the pork dumplings, which I tried on my second visit.|
|I asked to buy two dumplings, and was handed a bag of eight dumplings, the minimum, for less than a dollar.|
|Pork baozi; Chengdu, China.|