Costco Bibigo Steamed Dumplings Review

These convenient dumplings from Costco might just be my new favorite Asian-style appetizer!

The Costco Bibigo Pork & Vegetable Steamed Dumplings.

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.

Text on the box with some background on the Bibigo brand.

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.

A close-up of a tray of six of the steamed dumplings.
Don’t worry if you notice that your dumplings are slightly discolored in spots – it doesn’t affect the flavor 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.

A tray of the Bibigo Steamed Dumplings along with a bowl of the sauce included in the box.
I needed a smaller sauce bowl!

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.

A close-up of a dumpling with a bite out of it, showing the filling inside.
The filling may not look super appetizing, but it’s very tasty!


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!

A tray of the steamed dumplings and a packet of the sauce.
There’s a lot of packaging with these dumplings – that might also help to explain the price.


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!

Cooking instructions for the Bibigo Steamed Dumplings.
It doesn’t get much easier than this!

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.

A tray of the dumplings sitting in front of the box with the sauce in the tray along with the dumplings.
The sauce doesn’t fit perfectly in the tiny indentations between the dumplings, but having it spill over into the dumpling compartments isn’t such a bad thing!


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, 71 grams of carbohydrates, 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.

Photo showing nutrition facts and ingredients for the dumplings.
Nutrition facts and ingredients for the dumplings.

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.

Photo showing nutrition facts and ingredients for the dipping sauce.
Nutrition facts and ingredients for the dipping sauce.


Taste: 9.5/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 9.5/10

Nutrition: 6/10


Must buy!

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?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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36 thoughts on “Costco Bibigo Steamed Dumplings Review”

  1. Doesn’t anyone care where they are produced?
    Does anyone know?

    If the dumplings are made in China then you can’t trust that they aren’t full of contaminants and pesticide.
    No I am not racist

  2. being you, Natalie, I am wondering if you cook because when you review anything Korean or Asian or Japanese, it’s pretty ignorant

    so if you cooked or even just if you were cultured, you would understand how things should be versus from Costco for essentially white people

  3. I buy dumplings with soup inside all the time in Toronto at Juicy Dumpling. I love them. They cost 3.99 for 6 steamed dumplings.
    I had the bibigo brand just now and was very happy with the taste/flavour/filling etc. Amazing considering I don’t have to go farther than the freezer to get them. And the price is just as amazing.
    I will be sticking up on quite a few boxes for sure.

  4. I love this product because
    I re-use one tray for all the dumplings in the box, and I set the spare trays aside, I have 1 tray on the go in the fridge, and can throw it out after 10+ uses
    then I can use the other trays or that same tray on the go-
    for ANY other frozen dumplings
    including potstickers etc
    I would even invest in a tray like this that is more permanent
    however I like the bibigo pork as well, so I’m content using the disposable trays, instead of shopping for a similar permanent 1

  5. I tried the latest version of these “Bilbigo Steamed Dumplings” at Costco. 4/3/23. I have lived in Taiwan and visited China and several Chinatowns many, many times. I loved them. I make my own dipping sauce. But, i followed the package directions: “2 minute in microwave” and they came out cold. i was hungry so i microwave defrosted them for 45 minutes and full microwaved them for 1 minute and they were great. Probably the best frozen dumpling I’ve ever tried.

  6. I like to take this brand’s products for lunch for they are so convenient to cook. But I had to say that dumplings taste like they are fully loaded with sodium. You can hardly get the fresh taste of meat.
    With regard to Bibigo’s mini wonton & potstickers, which are too sweaty for me. Hope the company could cut down sodium and sugar ingredients in their products in the future. And, stop using corn syrup for it’s not healthy ingredient for food.
    I like their product Ling Ling.

  7. Hey.
    I just picked-up these at Costco. I guess the Directions have changed. Mine say: [Do Not Cut or Tear the Bag].

  8. I bought a packet today and even though packet mentioned 6 packs, we could find only 5. Please check the counts after you opem

  9. So, I’m not sure if these have changed over the 3 years or if the other reviewers have VERY different ideas of what is good food.

    These are definitely NOT ‘siu long bao’ except in a very vague sense. These are recommended to be cooked in the microwave (which no street vendor in Hong Kong would have) and they are atrocious (that means bad).

    I tried steaming them in the traditional way to see if it would improve the quality and they came out the same – it just took an additional 15 minutes.

    These “dumplings” come out gray and sticky with a bit of translucence. That’s why I tried steaming them; didn’t help. They each have about 1/2 ounce of water inside so when you bite them, you get hot, pork-smelling water all over your chin.

    The sauce is nothing more than vinegar, a little sugar and some soy sauce. About half of the normal ingredients required to make a traditional dipping sauce.

    I wasted my money but instead of throwing them away, I eat them when I’ve had too much to drink and really don’t care what goes in the pie hole.

    • I had these for the first time yesterday and I was soooo impressed. I followed the instructions and found them to be amazingly easy and delicious. The sauce finishes it off, absolutely will purchase these again.

    • First of all, xiao long bao is chinese. These dumplings are korean, so of course instant soup dumplings from Costco are not going to be like the traditional xiao long bao freshly made by street vendors. Are you joking?

    • I think I’ll just call you DICK! instead! This is one of the rudest reviews I’ve ever seen on here! Funny how you’re the only one trashing these things! Do you everyone here, a favor, and go do your reviews somewhere else!

    • That’s a very pretentious attitude. Research says these are “soup dumplings” aka siu long bao aka shanghai dumplings. They are supposed to be filled with hot soup.

  10. Since I first tried the Steamed Dumplings at a sampling at Costco, I haven’t been able to find them at all. Are these a seasonal item, or do I have to order ahead? They are great!!

  11. I have been eating this product for almost three years. But I found out that the quality is not very consistent. Some of the batch have kind of wired taste and it tasted like mud. I mean it , it taste like mud. Some of the batch don’t have this problem. Is anybody has the same experience as me?

  12. I absolutely looove these dumplings and stock up when costco has them on sale (like they do now til end of month for $7.50 a 6pk box!) but came across a google comment about these dumplings and found your blog saying these were pretty high in fat/calories/ sodium..and Im thinking..huh? I would consider a package of these like eating a Lean Cuisine meal.. but then after looking at this page, i noticed your dumplings are PORK! They only have the chicken at my Costco, so super jealous about that but the chicken are about 250cal and 7gr not to bad for a light lunch. I wonder if the pork are only available in canada, because other grocery stores only carry chicken as sure theyre tasty!

  13. Definitely convenient and a nice touch of ginger, but in my box from Costco, I came across three dumplings that had a tiny piece/sliver of bone. Bitten incorrectly could have resulted in a chipped tooth. Exercise caution. Expiry Date: 22 MR 09

  14. I just logged on to say that my picky 9 year old walked in on me taking a bite of my very first one and… consumed the other 5. Then proceeded to make himself another package. And then made another one for me, because he had eaten mine. And then ate three more of those. Plus he can make them at school during lunch, since he has access to a microwave. School lunch is ALWAYS a fight with him, and usually ends in salmon or PB&J but never hot lunch. So this is a HUGE win…. we got the chicken one, though.

  15. I spent 20 plus years in Hong Kong. My teenage kids were born and grew up there. These dumplings are shanghai “siu long bao”. They are a huge hit with my family and the other families I know in Canada who are from Hong Kong, too! As a matter of fact, we had them for lunch today! The sauce is definitely a vinegar base as that is what is customarily served with this type of dumpling.


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