Why Neon Dumpling? Hailing from a family of restauranteurs, I have been exposed to advertising and signage ever since I was a wee lad. Promotional signage and swag from vendors received hours of examination from a young Dumpling with plenty of free time. Also, the main preoccupation during long rides in our station wagon in Houston, TX during the 70s and 80s was to stare out at buildings and signs. Like a kitten with shiny objects, I was instantly drawn to neon signs and especially ones that were animated (like an Italian chef tossing a pizza). In addition to my enduring admiration for the aesthetics of neon signage, a cultural nod to my Hong Kong heritage (the home of dim sum dumplings) is the prime inspiration for Neon Dumpling.