"When I'm at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time with chopsticks, I always hope that there's a Chinese kid at an American restaurant somewhere who's struggling mightily with a fork."--Rick Budinich
2 cups water 2 tablespoons oil 1/2 cup vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch Pinch of salt
Dumplings: 1 cup milk 1/2 cup oil 1/4 teaspoon soda 21/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder
In a pan, mix water and cornstarch well. Add sugar, vinegar and salt; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. In a bowl, mix dumplings as for drop biscuits. Drop into boiling syrup, 1 teaspoon at a time. Cook until done. To test for doneness, stick with toothpick to see if the center is doughy.
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