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Jan 10, 2002 08:26 AM

Frozen Dumplings at Super88 Market

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I've been experimenting with frozen dumplings or dim sum from Super88. Some brands are absolutely dreadful, I've found that anything made by Prime Foods is edible.

Does anyone else have any feedback?

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  1. If you want good homemade frozen dumplings, try Wang's fast food in Somerville. It's a little Chinese take out place famous for their homemade dumplings (8 varieties) and you can buy them frozen in quantities of 50 or 100. I got 50 pork and leek dumplings from them for only $10 or $11- and they are so good. Very homemade and tastes much better than any of the frozen varieties from a grocery store. Good luck!

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    1. re: bigeyeparrot

      Thank you all for your help. It seems like there's a mile of dumplings at Super88. On my next trip there, I will try some of your suggestions. Look forward to my dumpling review.

      Wangs in Somersville sounds good. Where's my map?

      1. re: fatboy

        Wangs is THE spot for dumplings, in my opinion. It is located in the odd Magoun square, on Broadway. You can call 617-623-2982 for directions. Also, there are threads about Wangs elsewhere on the Boston board. Google it and you will find. Good chowing.

    2. I LOVE the Assi brand(Korean) vegetable dumplings with kimchi...I'm also a repeat customer of the Eastland(Thailand) leek dumplings, actually, the dim sum steamed then fried on the little cart, kinda transparent, rice flour rounds..These have no shrimp, but are very tasty..I recently bought some Fortune Ave Dumplings that I wouldn't buy again--kind of a mealy, taseless shell. I don't eat pork, but I'm sure you can find these brands w/meat, too! Please post the one you do or don't like--there are hundreds to go thru!!!

      1. I live on "Chinese Brand" Chicken Dumplings, manufactured by Chinese Spaghetti Factory here in town. I boil them up in chicken stock, toss in a little soy sauce and whatever chinese greens I have around (bok choy etc.). Quick and filling dinner. They also have a number of pork varieties (pork, pork and mushroom), which I have not tried. The chicken ones are very gingery, nice skin, low(ish) fat, high protein. Yum! Big bag (48-50 pieces) costs about $3.25 or so.

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        1. re: Ginger

          Where can you get those?

          1. re: Simon

            They carry them pretty much everywhere I've been. Super 88 is where I first bought them. Since, been getting my fix in Chinatown:Sun Sun on Oxford--with your back to the street, walk to the end of the store, take a left and go all the way to the end till you hit the freezers. Cheng Kwong Market 73 Essex--freezers are tucked in a cove in the back. The dumplings are on the right hand side, I think second (or third) door from the end on the bottom. Piles and piles of bags with colorful writing (color coded for content). Pick up some fresh rice noodles while you're there! They sit on a tray on the left hand side on the first aisle you hit when you walk in the store. Enjoy.

            1. re: Ginger

              Thanks for the reply.

              One more question. I'm intrigued about how tasty and easy this dinner sounds - and can see myself starting to have it regularly. I would greatly appreciate it if you were a little more specific on how you prepare everything (the dumplings, greens, noodeles, etc.. THANKS!!!

              1. re: Simon

                Yes, quite addictive. Very simple, no real recipe I fear. I boil about a cup to 1.5 cups of chicken broth (I buy a few cartons of free-range stuff @ Trader Joe's), dump in 8 dumplings, bring back to a boil, dash in some soy sauce, wait until the dumplings look cooked (about 10 minutes or so--raw chicken, so make sure you cook the dumplings well), then toss in some thinly sliced bok choy or other greens for an additional 1 minute of cooking time (or so). Not very scientific. Very very good. Sometimes, if I'm feeling especially protein deprived (or am just very hungry), I slice and add in some 5-spice pressed tofu or any other tofu I have at hand a few minutes before the end of cooking.

                1. re: Ginger

                  Thanks for the explanation---I'm gonnah try it with some of that mushroom broth from trader joes...and of course, my kimchi dumplings..and dried tofu and...