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

"Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner"

Steamed Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao) from My RecipesSteamed 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 EatsShanghai-Style Spring Rolls (with Braised Cabbage and Pork) from Serious Eats Photo by Chichi Wang

"Photo by Keropok"

Har Gow from Food.comHar Gow from Food Photo from Keropok

"Photo by Marcus Nilsson"

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

Shrimp Siu Mai (Dumplings) from Food NetworkShrimp Siu Mai (Dumplings) from Food Network

"Photo by Con Poulos"

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

"Photo by Pate Eng"

Sesame Balls with Drunken Fig Filling from EpicuriousSesame Balls with Drunken Fig Filling from Epicurious Photo by Pate Eng

Cantonese Style Pork and Shrimp Dumplings from AllRecipesCantonese Style Pork and Shrimp Dumplings from AllRecipes

"Photo by Leigh Beisch"

Egg Tarts from My RecipesEgg Tarts from My Recipes Photo by Leigh Beisch

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