Costco Ajinomoto Ling Ling Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers Review

Costco has a great selection of Asian-inspired appetizers and entrees in the refrigerated and frozen sections. Within the category of dumplings and potstickers alone there are quite a few different options. While I’ve seen a few other products from the Ajinomoto brand up in Canada, I’ve never seen these Ling Ling Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers here. I’ve wanted to try them for a while because I’ve been seeing them on social media for years and most products that stick around at Costco for that long tend to do so for a reason! Were they worth the wait?

Image of the Costco Ajinomoto Ling Ling Potstickers bag sitting on a table unopened.
Costco Ling Ling Potstickers.

Some other similar products from Costco are the Siwin Chicken Potstickers, Bibigo Steamed Dumplings, Synear Soup Dumplings, Bibigo Chicken & Cilantro Wontons, Bibigo Beef Bulgogi Mandu, Minh Egg Rolls, Summ! Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls and the Kirkland Signature Yakisoba Stir Fry.

Closeup image of the company and brand description and story from the back of the bag.
The Ling Ling potstickers are named after two famous pandas!

Location in Store

These are located in the freezer section at Costco and I bought them in Kona, Hawaii. The item number is 982859.

Closeup image of the front of the bag of potstickers showing size of the bag and that they're made with chicken raised without antibiotics.
Made with chicken raised without the use of antibiotics.


I used the pan fry method to cook the potstickers. These aren’t the best potstickers I’ve had but also aren’t the worst. The dough on the edges and bottom of the potstickers became chewy from pan-frying. The filling is tasty, salty and seasoned well.

Image of a plate of potstickers served with a bowl of dipping sauce in the middle.
Ready to eat!

These taste pretty similar to other potstickers I’ve tried except they come with a vinegary soy sauce which my husband didn’t love it, but I like it because I love vinegar. There’s a decent amount of filling in each potsticker but not a ton, I could do with more.

Image of a fork holding one potsticker on it hovering over a bowl of sauce.
Soft, chewy and crispy.

You can taste the green onion, cabbage and chicken in the filling and seasonings like sesame, ginger and garlic. Although these aren’t my favorite potstickers from Costco and there’s nothing special about them, I liked them enough to eat a bunch in one sitting, they’re kind of addictive!

Image of one piece of potsticker on a fork being dipped in sauce, close to the camera so you can see the filling.
The sauce has a nice vinegar tang to it!


The just over four pound bag costs $11.99 USD which is pretty reasonable for such a large bag of frozen potstickers.

Image of the back of the back of potstickers showing ingredients, cooking instructions, nutrition facts and product description.
Made in the USA.


The box comes with four sauce packets as well as the frozen potstickers. Three methods are listed on the bag for cooking the potstickers, boiling, microwaving or pan-frying. I chose the recommended pan-fry method and it’s pretty simple.

Image of four sauce packets that come in the bag of the potsticker sitting on a table unopened.
Four sauce packets come in the bag.

I think if I microwaved the potstickers they’d be really chewy and if I boiled them they’d be too soft. Pan-frying makes them soft but also a bit crispy.

Image of the cooking instructions from the back of the bag.
Cooking instructions.

The potstickers need to be kept frozen and the best-before date is just under a year from when we purchased them.

Top down image of frozen potstickers being put in the fry pan with oil.
Putting the frozen potstickers in the pan with oil.

These are great as an appetizer, snack or lunch! We had them as an afternoon snack a few hours before dinner. They also work well as a side if you’re having a rice or noodle dish or stir fry.

Top down image of the potstickers being steamed in a fry pan with the lid on.
Steaming the potstickers.
Top down image of a frying pan full of potstickers after being steamed. The lid is off and water is disappearing.
After removing the lid waiting for the potstickers to get crispy!



Five potstickers contain 270 calories, six grams of fat, 570 milligrams of sodium, 41 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fiber, four grams of sugar and 12 grams of protein.

Image of the potstickers nutrition facts from the back of the bag.
Nutrition facts for the potstickers.

One tablespoon of sauce contains 20 calories, zero grams of fat, 460 milligrams of sodium, four grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber, four grams of sugar and less than one gram of protein.

Image of the sauce nutrition facts from the back of the bag.
Nutrition facts for the sauce.


The ingredients list is pretty much what you’d expect to see for potstickers! I like that there aren’t many chemicals and preservatives and all of the ingredients listed are ones I’m familiar with. The potstickers contain wheat and sesame.

Image of the ingredients for the potstickers from the back of the bag.
Ingredients for the potstickers.

The sauce contains wheat, soy and sesame. There’s sugar in the sauce but not a ton based on the nutrition facts.

Image of ingredients for the sauce from the back of the bag.
Ingredients for the sauce.


Taste: 7/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 6.5/10

Nutrition: /10


Give it a try!

I prefer the Bibigo Steamed Dumplings or Synear Soup Dumplings from Costco over these but I still enjoyed them!

Have you tried the Costco Ling Ling Chicken Potstickers? What did you think of them?

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1 thought on “Costco Ajinomoto Ling Ling Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers Review”

  1. I purchased these in BC awhile back and we had them for dinner last night. Preferred cooking method is air fryer for 10 minutes at 390F (and I have tried pan fry and boiling, too). I am a bit underwhelmed with these, TBH. They are a quick dinner and while other family enjoy them, I find them too salty. Filling is plentiful but the sauce has a weird taste to me so we stick to coconut aminos or plum sauce. My rating would be 5/10.


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