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Any recs for a good dumpling place?

Desperately need dumplings.

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  1. Assuming the Chinese variety:
    Qingdao Garden
    Gourmet Dumpling House
    Newton Corner Mart (frozen bags of 50)

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    1. re: avial

      Best in Boston are found at Wang's on Broadway in Somerville.

      1. re: StriperGuy

        best soup dumplings (either pork or pork/crab) at Jo Jo Taipei (Brighton) listed as "mini steamed bun"; while there, try the "pancake with scallion and roasted beef" and the bean curd skin roll w/ chicken

        1. re: barleywino

          I agree, not exactly your garden variety dumpling, but those soup dumplings are awesome.

        2. re: StriperGuy

          Ditto Wang's. Delicious dumplings, made by hand. Plus their menu is great aside from the dumplings.

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        1. I like the pot stickers from taiwan cafe. Like most pot stickers, the skin is reasonably thick, but not quite as doughy or dense as standard peking ravioli's you might find at more westernized chinese places. The meat is not red w/ soy sauce, there's a fair amount of juice, and the cabbage inside is not mushy, which is rare.

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          1. re: ace52387

            I agree with StriperGuy about Wang's. Wang's makes the best, hand-made dumplings, and they can be bought cooked in house or in frozen bags for preparation at home.

            Qingdao and Jo Jo Taipei are also excellent. Mulan also makes fresh dumplings, and the Taiwan Cafe dumplings can be excellent as well.

          2. The dumplings at Fulloon in Malden are outstanding and are very similar to the ones that I had on a recent visit to China.

            1. on a related note, where can i find giant steamed vegetable buns (tsai bao)? i'm thinking of the softball-sized bao you would find at say New Green Bo in NYC. i've seen smaller ones at say Green Tea but looking for the big pillowy ones.

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              1. re: barleywino

                I'm a bit of a bun freak myself (miscontrue that statement as you may) and have not seen a big veggie bun anywhere.

                I do hit a couple of the bakeries in chinatown on the weekends for various buns and a nice cup of coffee with the older regulars. But again nix on the veggie bun...

                And a new place just opened on Beach: Great Taste Bakery and Restaurant but I did not see a veggie bun on the takeout menu I have.

                1. re: StriperGuy

                  will check it out, thanks! (and keep your hands off my buns ;)