Sunday 03 March 2024

A Short Guide to All Things Dumplings!

We have the internet and the food bloggers to thank for introducing and popularizing Asian dumplings in Canada and our neighbouring U.S. Dumplings are a sensation that does not seem to die down anytime soon. Asian dumplings have become an international favourite because they are simply delicious, comforting, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy them! Now you can find different types of dumplings at a leading Asian store, the new flyers highlight the best discounts on dumplings to make the upcoming Chinese New Year special. Here’s a list of delicious dumplings that you can find in any Asian restaurant or Chinese supermarket.


Irresistibly Delicious Steamed Boiled and Fried Dumplings

Tickle your taste buds with steamed dumplings, a healthy, low-fat option that makes it a good option to grab a quick lunch or gobble them up as a snack any time!



These dumplings originate from Tibet and Nepal, a delectable treat that’s versatile to cater to both vegetarians and meat lovers equally. If you prefer vegetables, the filling can be made pure vegetarian while meat lovers can enjoy beef, mutton, pork, chicken and traditional yak meat dumplings. Momos are purse-shaped dumpling served with a fiery dip that adds a kick to the soft doughy dumplings.


Shao Mai

Shao Mai are iconic and classic Chinese dumplings. Although they originated in Mongolia, they have garnered massive popularity in Hong Kong and China. The fillings vary according to seasonal ingredients but the most popular ones are pork and cabbage dumplings. You can find delicious pork and cabbage dumplings on a discount by checking the latest flyer from leading Asian supermarket near you.



Another popular variation of steamed dumplings, the Xiaolongbao are easily recognizable for their unique cube shape. Xiaolongbao has a pork filling and they are served with a clear but rich pork bone broth. These traditional dumplings along with Hakka style rice meatballs are available at a discount; consider checking the current flyers for discounts.


Hun Tun

Most of you know Hun Tun by its Cantonese name ‘wonton’. It’s made with fresh shrimp fillings and served with egg noodle soup making them an excellent option for a delicious warm meal in Canadian winter. The Hun Tun filling has minced pork and bok choy variation that’s popular in Canada.


Tang Yuan

Tang Yuan literally translate as soup spheres, a perfect description for these boiled dumplings. The filling is unique with peanuts, red beans and black sesame seeds. However, you can find variations in the recipe from one restaurant to the next. Look for special discounts on these dumplings and much more on the recent Asian supermarket flyer.


Sheng Jian Bao and Fried Wontons

Apart from the steamed version, the Sheng Jian Bao comes in a fried version that’s crispy on the outside but soft and gooey on the inside. The fried Wontons have a thick dough and the filling depends on the recipe, wontons can come with vegetarian, meat, or seafood filling. You can check the latest flyer from any leading Asian supermarket to find a discount on dumplings and other Asian food items.