National Dumpling Day | September 26
(Last Updated On: November 8, 2022)


National Dumpling Day on September 26th serves up a delicious treat to celebrate. With the popularity of dumplings growing all the time, the day offers a great way to celebrate! Whether enjoyed as an appetizer or the main course, each morsel satisfies.

Dumplings offer so much variety and flavor. They create a beautiful accompaniment to any meal, too. The endless possibilities of shape and taste make dumplings a favorite dish around the world. 

Dumplings consist of small pieces of dough. Generally, but not always, the dough is wrapped around a filling. Both flavor and cooking methods factor into the wide variety of dumplings available, too. The dough may be composed of flour, potatoes, or bread. The fillings come in many forms – meat, fish, vegetables, or sweets. Dumplings can be cooked in many different ways, too. Some of the methods include boiling, steaming, simmering, and even frying. While dumplings are often eaten on their own, they are a delicious addition to soups and stews, too. 


Serve an entire meal of dumplings. Start with appetizers and follow them with a soup course. Then serve the main course. Wrap it up with a sweet dessert. Other suggested ways to celebrate include:


  • Invite friends to join you at your favorite restaurant. Order a variety of dumplings to share. Don’t forget to give the restaurant a shout-out on social media.
  • Experiment at home. Try cultural recipes or break the mold by adding your own flair.
  • Add dumplings to soups.
  • Share your favorite recipes.
  • Don’t forget to take photos of your plates – before and after!

Be sure to invite friends to enjoy the celebration with you! Take photos and post them on social media using #NationalDumplingDay.


TMI Food Group submitted National Dumpling Day in April 2015 to celebrate all the goodness of dumplings. 

In May 2015, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed that National Dumpling Day to be held on September 26th, annually. 

About TMI Food Group

Brothers Joseph and Terry Tang founded TMI Food Group, a minority-owned business, in 1989. For over 20 years, the Tang Family’s hard work ensures the products they offer are of the highest quality and health standards. With its straightforward mission “To make people happy” and vision “To be part of every family’s meals,” TMI Food Group always has and will continue to devote itself to the production of delicious and healthy foods.

Since its inception as Twin Marquis, a small-scale noodle factory in Chinatown, TMI Food Group has experienced exponential growth over the years. Its current facilities operate on over 130,000 square feet of production space. Their repertoire expanded beyond noodles and wrappers to include dim sum, appetizers, and dumplings. TMI Food Group is the parent company of subsidiaries Twin Marquis Inc., Chef One Corp., and TMI Trading Corp.

In 2007, TMI Food Group became the first manufacturer of Asian food products in the United States to receive an ISO 22000:2005 certification, an international standard of food safety. The certification was a testament to the company’s dedication to its consumers, taking into consideration all aspects of food production, from research and development to the distribution of its products. Subsidiary brands Chef One Corp. and Twin Marquis Inc. are also HACCP certified.

Media Contacts:

TMI Food Group – Susie Moy – (718) 744-6810

Dumpling FAQ

Q. Are there other dumpling days on the calendar?
A. Yes! National Bao Day, National Apple Dumpling Day, and National Pierogi Day all celebrate dumplings.

Q. Are dumplings spicy?
A. They can be. But if you don’t like spice, there are so many different varieties, there’s sure to be one that suits your tastebuds. 


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