We held our second Dumpling Fest around Vancouver on November 6th, the evening tasting tour provided guests a chance to try many different types of dumplings from a select number of different cultures including Mexican, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Russian, and Vietnamese. We kicked off the event at Sprezzatura on Kingsway where everyone registered and tasted some ‘deconstructed spring roll” canapes before heading off on their self-guided tasting adventure.

Chili Oil Wontons and Wonton Soup.

At MixxBao in the South Granville neighbourhood they served up their Taiwanese style Chili Oil Wontons and Wonton Soup.

Mexican Empanada duo

At Maizal they served up their Mexican Empanada duo of Blue corn chorizo & potato empanada and Yellow corn zucchini mushroom and cheese empanada

Potato dumplings in a creamy dill sauce

At Hey Dumplings! Chef Heather served up her Russian style dumplings featuring the tasty Potato dumplings in a creamy dill sauce, they also served their Spicy ginger scallion dumplings to guests.

Vietnamese Trio

At Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian they served their plantbased Vietnamese style trio of dumplings featuring the XO Potstickers – pan fried homemade potstickers stuffed with vegan mushroom XO sauce. Served with sesame soya sauce; Glass Dumplings – Tapioca mung bean, mushroom, and jicama dumplings wrapped in banana leaf and served with peanut and ish sauce; and Sticky Rice Wontons – Traditional mushroom and tofu soya sticky rice wrapped in wonton and served with scallion sauce.

It was another fun night for everyone to visit the participating restaurants and eat some unique and tasty dumplings.

By: Richard Wolak

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