When I was in Hmart, the largest Asian grocery store in town, yesterday to eat lunch with my mom, sister, and my girls, I noticed the Chinese food menu had homemade dumplings. These were new to the menu so I had to give them a try and share my opinion. I ordered the fried dumplings. For some reason I expected pan-fried dumplings even though the sign said fried dumpling. Here is my criteria for delicious dumplings.
Filling: great flavor, nice texture, healthy balance of meat and lots of vegetables
Skin: thin! It’s the wrapper for all the delicious goodness inside
The dumplings came out hot. They were greasy but that is expected because they were deep fried. It was a nice treat to eat the crispy skin.
The dumplings came with Ja Jang Sauce, a black bean sauce you can also buy here. It has some chopped green onions in it. This is the first time I’ve tasted Ja Jang sauce.
The Filling: Filling is pork, cabbage, onion, and chives. Distinct chives taste. A little too peppery for my taste.
The Skin: Not as thin as I like, but very crispy.
Summary: The filling is too peppery for me and I don’t usually like to eat fried dumplings because they are greasy. The Ja Jang Sauce was plain but complimented the dumpling flavor nicely. I won’t be ordering these dumplings again.
Star rating: 1 out of 5.
Mama on a mission to find the best restaurant dumpling,