My friends and I were invited to a very special place, " Green Chopsticks" which is headquartered in Alhambra, CA. We toured their kitchen where delicious dumplings are made in a state of the art facility.
In order to go inside the dumpling kitchen, we had go through a total body sanitizing process. We washed our hands, put on our white sanitary coats, hair hats, and went through an air closet (to remove any unwanted particles on our body.) Finally, we stepped into a cleaning agent to cleanse our shoes. We were sanitized from top to bottom in a matter of minutes.
The temperature was North Pole cold. Inside the facility, the floor was specially made for this state of the art kitchen to maintain a clean safe environment. We were all impressed with how they cared about their food environment. Finally, we made it inside to see how they made kitchen magic.
The dumpling process was broken up in teams. There was the dough making process, the fresh vegetables process, the fresh meat process and the final assembly to bring all the ingredients together. The dough was in a roll and was placed in a heavy duty machine to cut the outside of dumpling.
The vegetables consisted of green cabbage, onions, garlic and leek. They were washed, cut and mixed with other ingredients such as soy sauce, sesame oil, evaporated cane juice, salt, oyster sauce and black pepper. The meat was fresh and cut in the kitchen. Nothing was pre-cut or frozen and nothing but fresh ingredients went into the dumplings.
After being assembled the dumplings were cooked on a special machine. They were lined up and steamed. We were able to sample the finished product as the dumplings marched on to be prepared for freezing and packaging. The whole process taught us the care that went into preparing these delicious dumplings.
Green Chopsticks dumplings can be bought at Gourment Markets such as Gelson's Market, Bristol Farms, Wholesome Choice and Costco RoadShows.
Dumplings marching to the store near you!
Please visit their Facebook page to get updates and more information on this delicious product.http://www.facebook.com/greenchopsticks
Want to say thank you to Green Chopsticks for the food tour and Jamie for making it all happen.
Kampenlane Blog - Taylor to learn more about the writers who went with me on this food tour. Happy Food touring!
Disclosure: I was not paid to tell others about this product. I did receive samples to take home and try out.