Amy and Julie Zhang are Chiwi (‘Chinese Kiwi’) sisters who are bonded by their loves of eating, family, and home-cooked food.
From a young age Amy and Julie have served up crowd-pleasing Chinese food from the family’s food cart, which is still going strong after twenty years. As The Dumpling Sisters, they share recipes and adventures on their website and YouTube channel. Their original video recipe for boozy hoisin chicken,
self-shot and edited, placed second out of over 250 entries in Jamie Oliver’s worldwide Search for a Food Tube Star. In Jamie’s own words, “The Dumpling Sisters are super cute, they know how to cook, they’ve got good flavours goin’ on!"
The sisters’ style of cooking is rooted in their great respect and love for traditional Chinese food. At the same time, they allow their diverse upbringing, extensive travels, and naturally inquisitive natures to shape Chinese dishes that feature a Dumpling Sister twist. Their debut cookbook was sold at an eight-publisher auction.
'The Dumpling Sisters are super cute, they know how to cook, they've got good flavours goin' on!' JAMIE OLIVER
Amy and Julie Zhang have been entertaining and educating their thousands of followers on YouTube with their recipes for deliciously easy homemade Chinese food. Destined to be adored by every Chinese food lover, THE DUMPLING SISTERS COOKBOOK is full of Chinese-food favourites, impressive sharing dishes and even sweet treats. Beginning with the simple; Best Ever Fried Rice, and working up to the more elaborate Cracking Five-Spice Roast Pork Belly, the recipes are interspersed with the insider tips and tricks that the girls' YouTube fans adore. With insight into Chinese culture and eating etiquette (for perfecting those chopstick skills), including sharing menu planners and a guide to shopping at Chinese supermarkets, Amy and Julie take us on a journey to discover real Chinese cooking.