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2016 BEST Dumplings

Bing Bing Dim Sum

Chef Ben Puchowitz is forever tinkering with the concept of a dumpling, which is why his menu always has the potential to blow your mind. Recent examples of mind-blowing-ness: pork soup dumplings sloshing with miso ramen broth and lamb dumplings spiked with harissa oil and African spices. By the time you read this, he’ll likely have new ones, all just as weird and brilliant.

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2016 BEST Dumplings to Go

Humpty’s Dumplings

277 North Keswick Avenue, Glenside, PA

Get the Buffalo chicken, cheesesteak and roast pork, and some apple pie dumplings for dessert. You can order and eat your dumplings right there, sure, but the smart move is buying them frozen and taking them home. They cook up so well, no one will ever know they came out of your freezer. Read more »

2016 BEST Soup Dumplings

Tom’s Dim Sum

59 North 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The new Tom’s Dim Sum squats under a bridge on 11th Street like some kind of troll’s shack in a culinary fairy tale. The treasure here? Soup dumplings as big as toads, thin-skinned, juicy and perfect in their tin basket steamers. Read more »

2014 BEST Dumplings

Terakawa Ramen

204 North 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Loyalists go for the noodle soups, but you should get to know this spot for the dumplings, too particularly the addictive tempura-fried shrimp shumai, which come hot and crispy. Read more »

2012 BEST Dumplings

Yang Yang Express

107 Fairfield Avenue, Upper Darby, PA

Though it opened as the Yang Yang Express in 2010, locals quickly dubbed this the “Dumpling House” because its dumplings are so damn good, steamed or fried. The rest of the menu is stand-up Szechuan and decidedly worth a try, but after you indulge in that tempting extra plate of seafood or pork-shrimp-and-leek dumplings, you… Read more »

2011 BEST Dumplings

Foo to Go at the Lancaster County Farmers’ Market

389 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA

Susanna Foo has always made the greatest dumplings around. That you can get them to-go at the farmers’ market in Wayne feels almost like stealing. Read more »