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Searching for dumplings like at Dragon Garden in Sherwood Plaza, Natick

keith Sep 23, 2009 12:32 PM

Does anyone remember Dragon Garden in Sherwood Plaza, Natick. Overall it was nothing to write home about, but they had some of the greatest pan fried dumplings/ Peking ravioli (guo tie) of anywhere in Boston. Instead of the normal crescent shape, theirs were flatter and more half-moon shaped, with a really light and flavorful filling. Since dragon garden closed around 5 years ago I've been unsuccessfully searching for a replacement favorite dumpling. Does anyone know where the dragon garden owners went, or has anyone found a dumpling to rival these? Thanks!

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    Zatan Sep 23, 2009 01:18 PM

    I never went to Dragon Garden so am not sure, but they do have something like what you describe at Winsor Cafe in Chinatown, I think it's the House Pan Fried Pork Dumpling. Also Gourmet Dumpling House. Both of those versions are really good.

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      BJK Sep 23, 2009 03:27 PM

      I also never had the Dragon Garden dumplings, but your description sounds something like the Taiwanese pan fried dumplings at Taiwan Cafe in Chinatown.


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        keith Sep 24, 2009 02:40 PM

        Thanks. I'll check out Winsor. I've had the ones at Taiwan Cafe and I don't remember them being similar but I'll look into those too.

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          MParente Sep 25, 2009 11:18 AM

          Gourmet Dumpling house in Chinatown. Service is downright awful but it's the best dumplings I've ever had.

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          lauralc9 Sep 25, 2009 01:59 PM

          They have something similar sounding at Nancy Chang's in Worcester. They're called "chicken ravioli" and I much prefer them to the standard Peking ravioli. They're flat, half-moons made with gyoza dough and lightly pan fried. Very light with fresh herbs in the stuffing and served with typical ginger sauce. Order a fresh batch - don't settle for the ones under the buffett heat lamp.

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            keith Dec 23, 2013 07:09 PM

            Still craving these pretty badly, so wanted to revive this thread and see if anyone had ever tracked down the Dragon Garden owners.

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              hargau Dec 24, 2013 10:37 AM

              about 30 years ago we used to go there as they would serve us tropical drinks even though we were underage! I dont remember anything special about the food, we always had the cheap buffet though.

              Give the dumplings at Mulan a try, they are excellent

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