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Seafood dumpling search...

Mimimimimi Mar 21, 2007 12:35 PM

Does anyone know where I can find a delicious seafood dumpling (think pork dumpling or perogy shaped-shell with seafood and delicate herbs containing any seafood as long as it's not that mystery fish paste/goo that can sometimes be found in dim sum) in T.O.? Also not sure if I've ever actually had a seafood dumpling. Maybe I'm dreaming, and dim sum is my only option. Fresh, handmade would be preferable, but I have tried some pretty good frozen dumplings... If frozen, brand and details would be much appreciated. I'm taking them to a dinner party as an appetizer, so bonus points for a good dipping sauce reco. Thanks.

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    Blueicus Mar 21, 2007 12:46 PM

    If you're talking about boiled and not steamed dumplings, many Chinese noodle shops will have what you want. They are served either in a broth or with noodles and broth. The most common form are won tons, which are the won ton wrappers that encase shrimp. Hong Kong style "sui jiao" are similar but with some mushrooms as well. One example of such a place would be Congee Wong, but there are many others around.

    Northern style boiled dumplings... I'm going to need to think about that for a bit.

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      stlin Mar 21, 2007 01:43 PM

      One place that I goto for hand made dumplings is at a small restuarant in metro square located one light west of warden on steeles on the north west side. I can't remember the name of the place, but it is located at the north end of the southern plaza. The price was about 6$ for 12, they are steamed and kind of soupy inside.

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        Mimimimimi Mar 21, 2007 02:49 PM

        Thanks. Are they seafood dumplings?

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      Sinfulia Mar 21, 2007 04:32 PM

      "100%" brand won-tons from T&T supermarket are awesome.

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        trevorstreet Mar 22, 2007 09:00 AM

        The best seafood dumplings I have tasted in this city (they are mostly made of shrimp) are served up at your shorter namesake's Mimi's, 688 Gerrard E. in a noodle soup. They are superior to any others I have had.

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          nose_food Mar 22, 2007 09:52 AM

          Try the fried shrimp dumplings at the Saigon Pearl on Kensington near Dundas.

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