I've been having fun making these dumplings more and more these days. Part of it is probably because my kids come and want to help out. There is something truly great when you are able to pass on something you are passionate about to your kids or loved ones. As for me, my mother taught me how to make these when I was a kid living in Japan. We would make them perhaps once a month and I would always be in awe how uniformly she would be able to named her's. I always kept that in my mind and hopefully one day be able to replicate something of that memory.