A Present for the Emperor beginning with the story of Mei Mei crossing through time and space in her dream to help the boy to present gifts to empire, tells what the dumplings look like and how to make dumplings. Mei Mei came to grandma’s home, a “Siheyuan” in Beijing after a long journey from Australia. When Mei Mei was sleeping she back to the ancient time, where she saw a little boy was crying on the field. After asking, Mei Mei knew that the emperor demanded each family to present a gift to him. However, the boy’s family was too poor to buy gifts. So Mei Mei followed the boy home and taught the family to make dumplings as gifts. In the end, the emperor appreciated the gifts very much.