With Chinese New Year just around the corner (February 12, 2021) it’s time for dumplings.  Coming in many shapes, sizes, and fillings, it’s hard not to like these little flavor pouches. Often naturally vegetarian and steamed, they are a lighter option if you’re trying to purge from the last few months of the holiday eating without losing all the fun of mealtime.  

The Table Market & Culinary Studio

120 St. Louis Ave. Suite 103B

You may have been to their pop-up before, but in-between times you can now get duo Hao Tran and Dixya Bhattarai’s handmade dumplings from The Table, a market on St. Louis Ave next to Tulips off of South Main. Sold frozen by the dozen, they cook up in a few minutes at home, making them perfect for a weeknight meal. Or grab a few packs now and get ahead of the game for your Chinese New Year celebration.

 

Cannon Chinese Kitchen

304 W Cannon St.

This 1930’s home-turned-restaurant is a cozy and unique place to dine out. Aside from the beautiful bar (who doesn’t love that wallpaper?) serving craft cocktails, beer and wine, Cannon Chinese makes truly delicious dumplings. The Red Oil dumplings served with red vinegar and dried Serrano peppers are a must.

 

Sam Won Garden Restaurant

5201 McCart Ave.

This South Fort Worth establishment has been cooking up authentic Asian recipes for many years. Both pan-fried and steamed dumplings are on the menu. If you are feeling adventurous, Sam Won also offers unique dishes such as octopus, eel and Kimchi pancakes. Korean BBQ is on the menu, too.