I walked over to my friend's house the other day as she was busy getting dinner ready. She was making Japanese Zen Dumplings (mind you we are both Southerners and thus both novices at cooking Asian cuisine). So I joined in the preparation. What fun we had! She was busy chopping while I was wrapping. It took us no time to assemble and steam these delightful little Asian "tokens". Though they aren't a traditional Dim Sum Chinese dumpling, I think that they could easily be adapted to be such. Our time in the kitchen together was a great little motivator for me as I'd like to venture more into the art of Asian cuisine...and who better to do it with than a good friend!