Dumpling Trail
Dumpling Trail

Types of Dumplings

Discover the dumplings of Asia here in Richmond, BC. 

Learn more about the dumplings featured on the Dumpling Trail below. Please note that some restaurants are cash only.

AVAILABLE ALL DAY

SHUI JIAO
These water-boiled dumplings can be found in almost every part of Asia. Freshly made and stuffed with everything from chicken to beef, leeks, lamb, chives and more, they’re impossible to say no to.

Recommended Restaurants:
Golden Sichuan Restaurant
Red Lantern
Szechuan House
Cheng Du Xiao Chi
Beijiang Restaurant
Suhang Restaurant
Dinesty Dumpling House
4 Stones Vegetarian Restaurant
 

XIAO LONG BAO
Originally from Shanghai, these soup-filled pork dumplings are exactly what the doctor ordered on a cold day. The soup’s piping hot, so you’ll want to proceed with caution.

Recommended Restaurants:
R&H Chinese Food
SuHang Restaurant
Dinesty Dumpling House
Empire Seafood Restaurant

GUO TIE
Pan-fried pot stickers, or guo tie, are too easy to eat. Filled with ground meat and vegetables and wrapped in a thinly rolled piece of dough, you’ll easily eat more than one.

Recommended Restaurants:
Dinesty Dumpling House
Xi’An Cuisine
R&H Chinese Food
SuHang Restaurant
4 Stones Vegetarian Restaurant
 

WONTONS
You’ll find wontons served deep fried, in chili oil, in a clear broth, or in a bowl of noodle soup. Filled with ground pork and shrimp, or a mix of whole shrimp and shrimp paste, these are little clouds of perfection.

Recommended Restaurants:
Golden Sichuan Restaurant
R&H Chinese Food
Cheng Du Xiao Chi
SuHang Restaurant
Dinesty Dumpling House
4 Stones Vegetarian Restaurant
Tsim Chai Noodle & Restaurant
 

MANDU
Direct from Korea, these dumplings can be steamed, boiled, pan-fried, or deep fried. Stuffed with ground pork or beef and served with a side of kimchi, you’ll find these tasty mandu pair best with a mildly spicy sauce.

Recommended Restaurants:
Samsoonie Noodle & Rice

GYOZA
Introduced to Japan during World War II, gyoza are pan-fried with pork or seafood filling. Dip them in a light soy sauce to enjoy.

Recommended Restaurants:
4 Stones Vegetarian Restaurant
Pepper Lunch
Dinesty Dumpling House

BANH BOT LOC
Hailing from Vietnam, these thin tapioca-skinned dumplings must be eaten fresh, and with sweet chili fish sauce. Filled with shrimp and pork belly, they’re the perfect appetizer to any meal.

Recommended Restaurants:
Banh Mi Tres Bon


AVAILABLE DURING DIM SUM HOURS ONLY (TRADITIONALLY BETWEEN 10 AM TO 2 PM)

HAR GOW
These shrimp and prawn dumplings enveloped in a delicate tapioca starch wrapper are best enjoyed steamed and hot—and dipped in either soy sauce, chili oil, or a chili sauce for an extra kick.

Recommended Restaurants:
Empire Seafood Restaurant
The Jade Seafood Restaurant
Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant
Parklane Chinese Restaurant

SIU MAI
Best enjoyed in one bite, these steamed pork dumplings are not only beautiful, but delicious. Topped with salmon roe or sometimes a whole prawn, we suggest getting two baskets to share.

Recommended Restaurants:
Parklane Chinese Restaurant
Empire Seafood Restaurant
The Jade Seafood Restaurant
Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant

 

JIAN DUI
Craving something sweet? These fried Chinese pastries are made of rice flour and filled with a sweet paste— usually black sesame, lotus, red bean, or black bean. Enjoy responsibly: it’s hard to eat just one.

Recommended Restaurants:
The Jade Seafood Restaurant
Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant
Parklane Chinese Restaurant
Empire Seafood Restaurant

HAM SIU GOK
These Cantonese egg-sized pork croquettes have a tender-crisp crust enveloping a delicious minced pork core. Tip: get the waiter to cut these in half to share.

Recommended Restaurants:
Parklane Chinese Restaurant
Empire Seafood Restaurant
The Jade Seafood Restaurant
Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant

WU GOK
Meet the taro dumpling. These crispy taro puffs are light and lovely, their delicate exteriors giving way to mashed taro and ground meat filling.

Recommended Restaurants:
Empire Seafood Restaurant
The Jade Seafood Restaurant
Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant
Parklane Chinese Restaurant
Dinesty Dumpling House

CHIU CHOW FUN GOR
From the Chaozhou district of China, Chiu Chow Fun Gor contain the most fillings of any dumpling. You’ll find chopped peanuts, garlic, chives, ground pork, dried shrimp, radish, and shiitake mushrooms wrapped in a wheat flour wrapper. Trust us—these are delicious.

Recommended Restaurants:
Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant
Parklane Chinese Restaurant
Empire Seafood Restaurant
The Jade Seafood Restaurant

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