Niman Ranch ground pork? Good choice! Chopping up my own ginger and scallions using my new (wedding registry!) Global knives? Perfect. Substituting glace de poulet for the broth aspic? I'm a genius!
But. We used frozen dumpling wrappers from Chinatown. And they're the thick(-ish) kind for serious, plump dumplings. So, thus far, the soup dumplings are turning out to have chewy wrappers. :(
Next time, though, they're going to kick ass. The pork and the broth inside the dumplings is perfect. Now I just need to find/make a thinner wrapper. Perhaps wonton wrappers would work.