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Lau Feb 22, 2013 06:57 AM

Hey does anywhere know where to find decent frozen dumplings in Philly?

I bring frozen dumplings from NY chinatown or flushing to my GF's mom, but she wanted to see if there was somewhere that she could buy them locally

Any tips would be appreciated...thanks!

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    vnair2 RE: Lau Feb 22, 2013 08:10 AM

    I asked the same question on these boards about 1 year ago. Ill give you the answer I got. Check out this thread:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/700045

    It pretty much recommends one place, which is dim sum garden. I have never bought frozen stuff from them, but their food is pretty good.

    Edit: WOW IM AN IDIOT. You posted that other thread. I dont think anything has changes since then.

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      Lau RE: vnair2 Feb 22, 2013 09:07 AM

      yah i posted that a while ago, i wanted to see if anyone had any other recs bc my GF's mom was asking again

      the problem with dim sum express is that my GF's mom can barely speak english (she really only speaks korean), so I'm a bit hesitant to just send her there on her own especially since it sounds like its not something like normally offer (not clear to me how good they speak english or not either)

      i forgot about that yang yang express place...maybe that could work

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        Chemicalkinetics RE: Lau Feb 22, 2013 09:10 AM

        <the problem with dim sum express is that my GF's mom can barely speak english (she really only speaks korean)>

        Ok.... that is a problem. Forget about my suggestion of Dim Sum Garden then. You either have to speak English or Chinese. I seriously doubt they can understand Korean.

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          Lau RE: Chemicalkinetics Feb 22, 2013 10:00 AM

          yah if i was there it'd be fine, but i don't want to have her go all the way down there if communication is an issue

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            mookleknuck RE: Lau Feb 22, 2013 02:09 PM

            Can you write it down in English or Chinese on a card for her to bring to Dim Sum Garden?

            Where in the suburbs is she coming from? Maybe there'd be a restaurant closer to her that is, at the least, acceptable.

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              Lau RE: mookleknuck Feb 22, 2013 03:32 PM

              im going to try these places in upper darby, i think one of them will work

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                mookleknuck RE: Lau Feb 25, 2013 07:03 AM

                Great, tell us if anything is special enough if we're already in the area!

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                  Lau RE: mookleknuck Feb 25, 2013 07:25 AM

                  yah ill let u know if they're any good

    2. Chemicalkinetics RE: Lau Feb 22, 2013 08:50 AM

      Frozen dumplings are frozen dumplings. If you are able to find brand you like in NY Chinatown, then try to find the same brand in Philly. Unless, your favor brand is from some mom and pop store, you should have no problem.

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        Lau RE: Chemicalkinetics Feb 22, 2013 09:03 AM

        its not a brand, i buy them from mom & pop places who make them, they are much higher quality than what you can get the in the super markets

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          Chemicalkinetics RE: Lau Feb 22, 2013 09:07 AM

          True. True. Ok, if you want a mom and pop store, then I recommend you to try the dumplings from Dim Sum Garden in Chinatown. Freshly made every day. Buy them and freeze them at home. Good luck.

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        lgk RE: Lau Mar 1, 2013 10:06 AM

        Wei-Chuan pork and cilantro frozen dumplings from any asian supermarket are actually quite good.

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