Steamed or boiled dumplings (Asian) in the Seattle area?
Hi all...I'm looking for suggestions of favorite steamed or boiled dumplings (of the Asian kind) in Seattle. Eastside and outlying areas also fine. Thanks!
For dumplings, a couple places come to mind...
Fu Man Dumpling House (Shoreline/Greenwood) and Szechuan Noodle Bowl (International District).
I believe Fu Man has a website so you can see if they have what you want.
Edit... I should mention a couple places on the Eastside (Bellevue)
Yang's Dumplings and Din Tai Fung.
Yang's was okay, but I still prefer Fu Man.
Din Tai Fung is good, but pricy.
Am I getting the wrong thing at Fu Man or something? You all just get the regular boiled dumplings, right? I don't know if there's some secret word I have to utter, but I've been a couple of times now and have not been at all impressed.
I think Mandarin Chef on the Ave is pretty good for dumplings and there's the newish Ping's dumpling house in Chinatown right by Fu Lin that's got some unique selections.
I'd also add Din Tai Fung on the Eastside, but that's kind of a whole different world of dumpling from the slippery boiled kind.
Re: Fu Man.
You are correct. I'm thinking of the boiled dumplings. Maybe it's the garlic soy dipping sauce that keeps me going back.
Re: The Eastside
You are also correct about the Eastside dumplings being different. I see them more akin to steam sui mai type dumplings with the thin wonton-like skins versus the boiled
Re: The places you mentioned
Don't tell anyone, but earlier I used Yelp (gasp!) to look-up dumplings in Seattle. Ping's popped up which means it's now added to my "try" list. I've also added Mandarin Chef to that list too. :-)
Maybe I'm a pushover when it comes to dumplings whether they be Chinese boiled dumplings, Perogies, Raviolis.. etc. I'll eat a plateful anytime. It's just dang comforting. lol
Highly recommend Little Taipei, in Bellevue. Best boiled dumplings in the Seattle metro area, and among the best I've ever had.