Delicious dumplings and fluffy steamed buns are easier to make than you might expect. In some cases, you may need to acquire ingredients foreign to your daily rotation, but once you have those base essentials, you can put together a lot of these spectacular dishes with just a little planning! With the Lunar New Year coming up this weekend, now might be just the time to put together an impressive array of Dim Sum at home with these awesome recipes.

"Photo by Noel Barnhurst"

Shanghai Soup Dumplings (Xiao Long Bao) from Epicurious

Shanghai Soup Dumplings (Xiao Long Bao) from Epicurious Photo by Noel Barnhurst

"Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner"

Steamed Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao) from My Recipes

Steamed Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao) from My Recipes Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner

"Photo by Chichi Wang"

Shanghai-Style Spring Rolls (with Braised Cabbage and Pork) from Serious Eats

Shanghai-Style Spring Rolls (with Braised Cabbage and Pork) from Serious Eats Photo by Chichi Wang

"Photo by Keropok"

Har Gow from Food.com

Har Gow from Food Photo from Keropok

"Photo by Marcus Nilsson"

Smoked Oyster Sticky Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf from Epicurious

Smoked Oyster Sticky Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf from Epicurious Photo by Marcus Nilsson

Shrimp Siu Mai (Dumplings) from Food Network

Shrimp Siu Mai (Dumplings) from Food Network

"Photo by Con Poulos"

Chinese-Style Spare Ribs from Martha Stewart

Chinese-Style Spare Ribs from Martha Stewart Photo by Con Poulos

"Photo by Pate Eng"

Sesame Balls with Drunken Fig Filling from Epicurious

Sesame Balls with Drunken Fig Filling from Epicurious Photo by Pate EngCantonese Style Pork and Shrimp Dumplings from AllRecipes

"Photo by Leigh Beisch"

Egg Tarts from My Recipes

Egg Tarts from My Recipes Photo by Leigh Beisch