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There may be no more quintessential food across all Asian cuisines than the dumpling. Here are some of the best ones around—from the traditional to the anything-but.

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best dumplings in boston

Steamed shrimp dumplings
YoMa, $7.50

best dumplings in boston

Foie gras–shiitake shumai
Blue Ginger, $16

best dumplings in boston

Sweet-potato dumplings (served with sriracha fried rice)
Mei Mei Street Kitchen, $7.50

best dumplings in boston

Takoyaki (octopus dumplings)
Bon Chon, $7

best dumplings in boston

Mama Chang’s pork-and-chive dumplings
Myers + Chang, $11

best dumplings in boston

Chicken-and-mushroom dumplings
Empire, $12

best dumplings in boston

Steamed shrimp dumplings (har gow)
Winsor Dim Sum Café, $3.15

best dumplings in boston

Shrimp shumai with sweet-and-spicy mustard
Red Lantern, $9

best dumplings boston

Szechuan cho-show (a.k.a. chao shou, or spicy wontons with sesame paste)
Jo Jo Taipei, $7

best dumplings boston

Foie-gras gyoza with pink peppercorns
O Ya, $18

best dumplings boston

Szechuan pork dumplings with roasted chili vinaigrette
Sichuan Garden, $5.50

best dumplings boston

Peking ravioli
New King Fung Garden, $4.50/$6.25

best dumplings boston

Taiwan-style pan-fried dumplings
Dumpling Café, $7

Edamame dumplings
Haru, $8.50

best dumplings boston

Braised-short-rib-and-Chinese-celery pot stickers
Blue Dragon, $9

best dumplings boston

King Crab dumplings
Haru, $9

DID YOU KNOW?

 The term “Peking ravioli,” widely used instead of “pot stickers” on Chinese menus, was coined by the late Cambridge resident Joyce Chen in 1958, in order to introduce dumplings by equating them with a more-familiar food.

For more on Asian cuisine in Boston, check out our complete guide to Asian cuisine: Umami Rising.

  • Chelsea

    How can you make a Boston’s best dumplings list without mentioning Gourmet Dumpling House? Named one of Travel & Leisure Magazine’s best Chinese restaurants in the US. The soup dumplings are to die for, seriously. http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/best-chinese-restaurants-in-the-us/3

  • Brendon

    I absolutely love Peking ravioli’s. Not steamed, and not hard as a rock, but right in the middle. With ginger sauce and scallions. :-)