10 Places to Get Great Dumplings Around the Main Line
These dim sum staples are perfect for sharing.
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 bibim mandoo, a vegetable dumpling salad served with housemade Chojang sauce.
31 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore.
Read our review of Bam Bam Kitchen here.
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.
190 S. New Middletown Road, Media.
Begin your authentic Thai experience with Downtown Bangkok Café’s Thai dumplings. Steamed or fried, they come filled with ground chicken, pork, shrimp, bamboo shoots, white fish or water chestnuts and are served with homemade dipping sauce for a savory bite.
705 Pothouse Road, Phoenixville.
This hole-in-the-wall restaurant offers everything from a fried shrimp wontons to steamed watercress dumplings. Other dim sum options include delicious cheese wontons, crab rangoons, shrimp toast and egg rolls
27 Rittenhouse Place, 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 Place, Ardmore.
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 not to the crispy pancake, either.
50 E. Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood.
This local favorite serves chicken and vegetable dumplings, both fried and steamed. Don’t stop at dumplings—Pak Yue’s hidden gems include crab rangoons, crispy dumplings stuffed with cream cheese and crabmeat.
2347 Haverford Road, Ardmore.
Sang Kee serves up Vietnamese dumplings filled with savory proteins like shrimp and pork ortry the more traditional fried wonton. Can’t decide? Order the dim sum sampler for dumplings galore.
339 Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood.
Thai Place’s handcrafted Tulip dumplings are the ideal appetizer. These steamed dumplings are filled with chicken, crabmeat, or shrimp, and topped with fried garlic and dipped in sweet honey soy sauce.
700 Nutt Road, Phoenixville