Dumplings are delicious. Whether filled with juicy pork, chicken or vegetables, the savory pockets come in so many varieties that there’s always something new to try. As for how to savor them, they’re just as scrumptious when steamed as they are pan-fried, dipped in soy sauce or drizzled with aioli.
Here’s where to get your dumpling fix around the Main Line.
Dedicated to authentic Korean cuisine, Bam Bam Kitchen makes mouth-watering fried mandoo. This fried Korean dumpling comes stuffed with beef, pork, vegetable, shrimp and spicy pork kimchi fillings. Or try the bi bim mandoo, a vegetable dumpling salad served with housemade Chojang sauce.
31 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
Bamboo Bistro has no fewer than eight dumpling varieties—crabmeat, pork soup, pan-fried soup, shrimp, pork chive, fried chive, chicken and fried chicken—on its menu. Rounding out the lengthy dim sum options are curry, pork and vegetable buns.
333 Dartmouth Ave., Swarthmore
This Media restaurant offers Hunan, Mandarin and Szechuan specialties, including pan-fried or steamed chicken, pork, shrimp and vegetable dumplings. Get an order and thank us later.
190 S. New Middletown Rd., Media
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Tom’s Dim Sum proudly serves traditional Shanghai Chinese cuisine out of Media. The savory soup dumplings, fried buns, shumai and scallion pancakes are among its famous Shanghai and Cantonese-style dim sum, but the entrees here are also very popular.
13 E State St., Media
This hole-in-the-wall restaurant offers everything from fried shrimp wontons to steamed watercress dumplings. Other dim sum options include delicious cheese wontons, crab Rangoon, shrimp toast and egg rolls.
27 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
This Ardmore restaurant has a vast selection of dumplings, including shrimp, seafood, chicken, pork and vegetable varieties. If you’re feeling adventurous, snag some watercress dumplings or try the Golden Bowl’s dim sum combo, which comes with siu mai. The Shanghai juice buns are a heavier, doughier option if you’re really hungry.
33 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
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This BYOB serves beautiful, vibrant dishes in a trendy atmosphere. Enjoy shrimp shumai, gyoza, edamame dumplings or a dim sum sampler for the ideal appetizer. We won’t say no to the crispy pancake, either.
50 E. Wynnewood Rd., Wynnewood
This local favorite serves chicken and vegetable dumplings, both fried and steamed. Don’t stop there, however. Pak Yue’s hidden gem of a menu includes crab Rangoon, crispy dumplings stuffed with cream cheese and crabmeat.
2347 Haverford Rd., Ardmore
Sang Kee serves up Vietnamese dumplings filled with savory proteins like shrimp and pork along with more traditional fried wontons. Can’t decide? Order the dim sum sampler for options galore.
339 Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood
Thai Place’s handcrafted tulip dumplings are the ideal appetizer. These steamed treats are filled with chicken, crabmeat or shrimp, topped with fried garlic and dipped in sweet honey soy sauce.
700 Nutt Rd., Phoenixville
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