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best dumpling wrappers for chinese boiled dumplings

djdumpling Mar 10, 2014 02:40 PM

I'm looking for a new brand for my dumpling party.
I do not want to have the Twin Dragon brand.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    sedimental RE: djdumpling Mar 10, 2014 08:19 PM

    I have tried all kinds from the Asian store and never noticed any real difference. Is there something you don't like about twin dragon?

    Sometimes the Hong Kong style is thicker.

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      fourunder RE: djdumpling Mar 10, 2014 10:06 PM

      Recommending a product won't help if it's not available to your local area. You should tell us where you are and what brands you have available to you and maybe someone can give you some feedback for the specific products.

      I use Twin Marquis, but like sedimental notes.....I've never seen any notable differences between brands.



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        djdumpling RE: fourunder Mar 11, 2014 11:01 AM

        in the NYC area. Thanks

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          fourunder RE: djdumpling Mar 11, 2014 02:33 PM

          Below, Melanie Wong indicates Sui Gow wrappers are made specifically for boiling. In the NYC area Coffee Shops that serve them as Dim Sum or a part of a Soup bowl... the wrappers were usually made with an Egg Wrapper(Yellow), but many have adapted to use a thinner flour wrapper without egg, most common for Shanghai style Wontons in Hot oil or soup.

          Twin Marquis makes White Dumpling Wrapper that is thicker than the ones they have in the Vacuum Packs you normally see in the Vegetable Department or Frozen Section. In my local Chinese Market, it where all the other noodle refrigerated products are and they are distinguished by not being in Vacuum Sealed packaging, but rather wrapped by wax paper and simple masking tape. I use them for Pan Fried Dumpling, but they would work fine for boiled if sealed properly. They are round in shape.

          I've never looked at the count, but I would venture to guess they have a minimum of 40, but closer to 50 per package for under $3. I would use these before making them on my own and having to worry about rolling them out and the clean-up afterwards.

      2. dave_c RE: djdumpling Mar 11, 2014 09:02 AM

        How many do you plan to make?
        I suggest making your own wrappers, but I may be under the influence of dining at Din Tai Fung.

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          djdumpling RE: dave_c Mar 11, 2014 11:03 AM

          probably 100 +
          i know making my own is an option.
          before i do that i was going to try a different wrapper.

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            dcboy1990 RE: djdumpling Mar 11, 2014 01:44 PM

            I really think that for boiled dumplings, making your own wrappers is the way to go. Store bought wrappers just don't have the resilience to stand up to boiling.

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              djdumpling RE: dcboy1990 Mar 11, 2014 01:58 PM

              yess. i will make my own wrappers.

        2. Melanie Wong RE: djdumpling Mar 11, 2014 02:15 PM

          In the San Francisco Bay Area, look for Sui Gow wrappers made by New Hong Kong Noodle Co. These are specifically for boiled dumplings, rather than fried.

          Here's a photo of the same manufacturer's gansui wonton wrappers so you can recognize the logo.

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            djdumpling RE: Melanie Wong Mar 11, 2014 02:21 PM

            cool, i've never seen that in NYC but will keep that in mind.

            thank you

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              Melanie Wong RE: djdumpling Mar 11, 2014 02:24 PM

              I'll mention that I also use the sui gow wrappers to make potstickers. They're a little bit thinner than potsticker wraps and just fine for pan-frying. However, the reverse is not true. Do not use potsticker wrap for boiling.

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