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Best asian grocery potsticker dumplings

Which brand is the best and where do you get them? I'm sick of eating store bought meatless, cabbageless pierogies.

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  1. If you are downtown, i'd go see "epicerie coreene et japonaise" on sainte-catherine near the adonis.

    1. Not quite Asian grocery, but I like the ones from Chinoiseries et Dumplings. Pork or chicken, I think $10 a bag. http://chinoiseriesetdumplings.com/

      1. Another alternative: some of the dumpling shops sell takeaway to cook at home. If you like one particular place, see if they've got some for sale that way.

        Hawaii and Kim Phat also sell various frozen brands, though it's been a very long while since I got a bag.

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        1. re: wattacetti

          Ya, def kim phat if you are south shore.

          1. re: CaptCrunch

            Yeah i buy mine from Marche Hawai. They have many brands and i vary.

        2. I've found O'Tasty to be the best brand. They're from California. Used to get them at Hawaii or the fish market in Norgate (decarie/cote vertu)

          I'm on the west island now, haven't looked for them in a while, but the wrapper/filling ratio is good and so is the flavor.

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          1. re: C70

            I agree about the O'Tasty dumplings. They are very good. Every brand of Korean dumpling I've tried has been really tasty, as well. The Korean ones are expensive, though.

            None of these, of course, are proper Chinese pot stickers. And as far as I know, none of the brands suggested in this thread are proper pot stickers either. Those are actually a bit hard to find. I'm trying to think of a place where they sell real pot stickers in Montreal and I'm coming up with zilch.

            1. re: SnackHappy

              The dumplings at Chinoiserie et Dumplings are pot stickers.

          2. Can't remember the brand but there is a vendor that shows up once in a while at Costco and sells their dumplings. Get big packs for under $20 IIRC. They were quite decent.

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              1. re: Ghostquatre

                It was choice of two packs, 900g each.

              2. re: jfprieur

                I think that's the Gilly brand. I bought them at Costco a few months ago after sampling them. I do not believe Costco normally carries these, and they were just there promoting them temporarily. Choice of two packs of frozen dumplings or two containers of sauce.

                I found the same Gilly brand at the Metro in Westmount, but there might have only been chicken and cabbage or shrimp and pork. I couldn't find the same sauces, but found very similar ones at the Asian grocery store on Decarie.

                1. re: causeimhungry

                  I bought pork and coriander at Westmount and they had two other kinds, pork and cabbage but I forgot the other one.

              3. First choice is O'Tasty for thinner wrappers, then Gilly and Sunland which have thicker wrappers. Gilly more flavorful then Sunland though. Most Asian grocers will have at least one kind. Hawaii, C & T, G & D, Kim Phat and Foo Tai will have more variety and usually cheaper than the little Chinese grocers downtown if you can get to them. As for restos, doesn't Qing Hua still sell theirs bulk frozen?

                1. If you're feeling up to it dumplings are really quite easy to make. You can buy the wrappers super cheap at the korean grocery store on St.Catherine or in NDG, and then you just make a big batch and cook/freeze them. I usually cook up some ground porc with kimchi and use that as my filling.

                  1. The grocery in the basement of Swatow Plaza on St. Laurent in Chinatown has several brands with lots of varieties. They're towards the back near the meat counter in a long open frozen food bin.
                    http://www.swatowgroup.com/en/stores/...

                    1. As mentioned earlier, the best are from the freezer at Chinoiseries et Dumplings, especially the chicken dumplings. Failing that, I get them at Qing Hua, usually pork and cabbage, or if I have to choose between Gilly or Sunland brand when at Marché Hawai, I usually opt for the the Sunland. We did a taste test between the two brands once and those were the winners of the pork and chives test. Chives can be overwhelming so again, pork and chinese cabbage are a good bet. Can you tell my kids like dumplings for their school lunches? All but the first are not really potstickers though but can be cooked as if they were if you are careful. Otherwise, just stick with boiling them.