In the second installment of my Eater series Around the World in 10 Dishes, I tackle the tricky subject of dumplings—a word that means way too many things to way too many people in way too many languages. But in the end, it all translates as “yay for dough lumps.”

Read the article here! Then feast your eyes on 9 of the 10 examples below. As for the chicken and dumplings at Tom’s Home Cookin,’ I thought I had a decent photo, but no dice. Gotta remedy that situation stat.

Kreplach at The Bagel Deli

Pierogi at Belvedere

Wontons at China Jade

Pelmeni from David’s Kebab House

Matzoh balls at Ella Fine Diner

Czech bread dumplings at Golden Europe Restaurant

Gnocchi al pesto at Il Pastaio

Xiao long bao at Lao Wang Noodle House

Ham sui gok at Star Kitchen