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Calgary - Chinese Dumplings

tex_in_yyc Nov 8, 2007 09:14 AM

Does anyone know where to find a good array of Chinese dumplings? Steamed, boiled, fried/ pork, chicken, beef... etc. The ideal place serves pretty much dumplings only and has soya, vinegar and chili paste as the condiments on the table.

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    taiphun Nov 8, 2007 07:33 PM

    I get frozen dumplings from Chuen May in Chinatown - 221 1 St SE. Right next to Banh Mi Thi Thi across from Harry Hays.

    They have all sorts of other dim sum stuff, including siu long bao, siu mai, etc.

    I just ordered 20 bags of fifty dumplings yesterday.. if you do large special orders you can ask that they omit MSG.. and oddly enough, I find the MSG-less dumplings taste way better than their MSG dumplings.

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    1. re: taiphun
      taiphun Nov 9, 2007 09:39 AM

      By the way, if anyone wants to try them without, let me know, I'm sure I can spare a few bags. I usually send 14-15 bags up to my folks in Edmonton and keep 5-6 for myself.

    2. ByeByeBaby Nov 8, 2007 05:52 PM

      While we're inquiring about Calgary dumplings, is there anywhere in Calgary doing xiaolongbao (Shanghainese style soup-filled dumplings)?

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      1. re: ByeByeBaby
        sharonanne Nov 8, 2007 07:22 PM

        I make what we call jao-tze in an hour for dinner so I'll up the cruelty factor. I've never found anything in a restaurant to compare to the tenderness of homemade dough.

        I've had soup dumplings at U and Me Restaurant in Chinatown.

        1. re: ByeByeBaby
          yen Nov 8, 2007 09:28 PM

          The ones at Peking Garden (NW) are hit or miss - when they hit, they're pretty good. But the skins are often too thick, and they often stick to the bottom, losing all the soup when they break.

          I havent found any great XLB in Alberta yet.

          1. re: yen
            bg_27 Nov 18, 2007 08:29 AM

            I agree the only "close to shanghai food" in Calgary that i have come across is Peking Garden in the NW, but even then it doesn't compare to actual shanghai dumplings and food from Vancouver or Hong Kong, kinda sad because Shanghai food is very tasty.

            If you ever go to Richmond/Vancouver, go and check out the various Shanghai restaurants in Richmond.

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          yen Nov 8, 2007 10:42 AM

          My kitchen :)

          My kitchen aside, i too would be interested in a dumpling place. I've searched high and low for good dumplings (they're too labour intensive to do very often), but havent found any that i enjoy.

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          1. re: yen
            alex8alot Nov 8, 2007 12:17 PM


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