These convenient dumplings from Costco might just be my new favorite Asian-style appetizer!
I love checking out all the Asian-style appetizers in the freezer section at Costco. I’m slowly but surely making my way through all the different items and most of them don’t disappoint! Despite that high bar, these Bibigo Pork & Vegetable Steamed Dumplings just might be my new top pick for Asian-style appetizers.
Location in Store
The Bibigo Steamed Dumplings can be found in the freezer section at Costco near the other Asian-style food like ramen, wonton soup and egg rolls.
These dumplings are super delicious. They’re pillowy soft and stuffed full of seasoned pork, tofu and vegetables. I didn’t tell my husband that there’s tofu listed on the ingredients as he’s a bit of a tofu skeptic, but he had no idea. I honestly wouldn’t have known there was tofu in these dumplings had I not looked at the ingredients list – you can’t taste it at all.
The vegetables in the dumplings include onion, cabbage, jalapeno and red pepper. You don’t really taste the red pepper or jalapeno, just the onion and cabbage. The pork and vegetables are seasoned with garlic, ginger and soy.
Do these dumplings taste all that different than potstickers? Not really, but I found them to have more filling inside. They also seem to have a thicker dough than other potstickers, which is probably why they are able to handle more filling. The sauce that comes with the Steamed Dumplings is amazing – it’s not just soy sauce, it’s got an extra tang and a bit of a vinegar taste. It definitely adds to the deliciousness of the dumplings and I think this sauce stands out as being extra scrumptious.
The package contains six microwaveable trays of dumplings and six packets of sauce. In each tray, you get six dumplings. That’s 36 dumplings in total. The cost of the entire box of dumplings was $14.99 Canadian (regular price). Although these are definitely one of the pricier Asian-style appetizers, I think the price is due to how convenient and delicious they are. You definitely get fewer dumplings in the Bibigo Pork & Vegetable Steamed Dumpling box compared to the big bags of potstickers that Costco sells, but these dumplings are larger and so much more convenient. If I find these on sale, I’ll definitely be stocking up!
These are by far the easiest dumplings I’ve ever made. I’m a dumpling/potsticker fanatic, and I’m used to steaming and frying my dumplings. The Siwin Chicken and Vegetable Potstickers require steaming and pan frying. For the Bibigo Pork & Vegetable Steamed Dumplings, all you have to do is tear a corner off of the plastic bag each of the trays comes in, microwave it on high for two minutes, give it a minute to cool off and the dumplings come out perfect!
My husband said he wanted to make these one night. Usually I’ll kind of keep an eye on the kitchen when he’s making food because I don’t trust him to follow the instructions, but I was in a different room and two minutes later I came back to find his dumplings perfectly cooked! Bibigo has it down to a science when it comes to creating microwaveable dumplings. The tray the dumplings come in is also perfect because you can pour the sauce packet over the dumplings and they soak in a little bath of delicious sauce – you don’t even need an extra bowl for the sauce.
If you eat an entire tray of the Bibigo Steamed Dumplings yourself (which is six dumplings), you’re looking at 370 calories, 19 grams of fat, 620 milligrams of sodium, three grams of sugar, two grams of fibre and 14 grams of protein. Definitely a little high in fat and sodium, but I’m not complaining about the 14 grams of protein, that’s pretty good. Compared to the Siwin Chicken and Vegetable potstickers I reviewed, these definitely have more fat and calories, but the Siwin Pork and Vegetable potstickers aren’t as filling and are smaller.
The ingredients in the dumplings and sauce are fairly unsurprising, though there are a few strange-sounding things listed. That’s kind of to be expected with a convenience item like this.
Next time I need a super convenient, delicious, filling Asian-style appetizer fix, I’ll definitely purchase the Bibigo Pork & Vegetable Steamed Dumplings again, especially if they’re on sale. I can’t really think of anything I would change other than wishing they were lower in calories, fat and sodium (which I could say about a lot of things!).
Do you prefer chicken, pork or beef in your dumplings? What’s your favorite Costco appetizer?
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