Bite Into These Incredible Soup Dumplings! Xiao Long Bao Rules!

Check Out These Terrific Soup Dumplings You Can Make At Home!

First: this is my review of a product I bought online. I do not know these people, and this is NOT a sponsored review in any way!

Time To Hug A Dumpling!

I order food from Goldbelly and other online websites – perhaps that’s why this ad showed up on my Facebook page…but it intrigued me, as I am a huge fan of “soup dumplings”, named for the small amount of broth that is inside a traditional dumpling.

So I bought them and made them – here’s my review!

My wife had already bought me a bamboo insert for my deep dish frying pan, so I set it on the stove with an inch of water as a base, and started to lay out my frozen dumplings:

When you buy the bags of frozen dumplings, 50 to a package, they give you some thin steamer sheets to put down on top of your bamboo steamer.

I spaced the dumplings out, put the top on, and let them steam for 11+ minutes…

There really is nothing to do but watch the clock…and watch and check I did…

Now, you know what they say about a “watched pot”, so I walked away.

After eleven minutes, I turned the heat off and waited another two minutes before I lifted the lid to this:

So now that they are cooked and sitting there steaming, it’s time to eat!

Soup Dumplings are supposed to be eaten by taking a small bite out of the corner and slurping up the soup inside – and then eating the rest.

While I do that on some, some I also just pop in whole and let the soup burst out inside my mouth!

One of the best aspects of this company is that they also sell dipping sauces – I got all three, which are unique and delicious in their own way:

Classic Vinegar and Chili Crisp are both delicious – but the Scallions in Vinegar And Oil is amazing – and while, as I said, the traditional way to eat a Soup Dumpling is to bite the corner and drink the juice first, I like mine this way:

I put whatever sauce I want on a spoon, add the dumpling and pop the whole thing in at once – love it!

According to the company, they make all of these by hand – all of the ingredients inside are fresh, and they taste amazing!

Again, I bought this online, paid full price, and the company has no idea I reviewed them – bravo to them for a terrific product, delicious flavor, inventive sauces and a great price at 50 frozen dumplings to a bag for about $40!

You can find out more about the company and their products here:

Speaking of food you can buy to have delivered to your house – I told you I’ve ordered from Goldbelly, which ships terrific food from iconic restaurants all across the country – like Donkey’s Place:

So when they advertised this famous Cheesesteak Sandwich to make at home, I had to try it – and here’s how it turned out:

I have also taken park in some terrific “Zoom” cooking classes:

The creative team at “Truffle Shuffle” makes cooking a blast – click here to see how this recipe went for me:

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6 replies

  1. A most interesting idea, John. You do some great food items.


  2. I’ve never had soup dumplings but I know I would love them!

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  3. I love those dumplings, though I haven’t had soup dumplings in years. My favourites are the minced pork dumplings, and a Vietnamese restaurant near where I lived in London used to serve fried large ones, almost a main course! Sadly, I can only get tiny Thai dumplings here now, as there isn’t a decent Chinese restaurant for over 20 miles.
    (The kids in the ad have eaten too many dumplings! 🙂 )
    Best wishes, Pete.

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