Costco Summ! Pork & Shiitake Gyoza Dumplings Review

Gyoza dumplings make a delicious appetizer or side and Costco has carried a variety of different kinds of dumpling over the years. These pork & shiitake gyoza dumplings are new to my local Costco. I don’t think I’ve ever tried gyoza with mushrooms in them before. How do these dumplings stack up with the other options at Costco?

Costco Summ! Pork & Shiitake Gyoza Dumplings package sitting on a table.
Costco Summ! Pork & Shiitake Gyoza Dumplings

Today I’m reviewing the Costco Pork & Shiitake Gyoza Dumplings! We eat a lot of gyoza, dumplings and potstickers in our house and I’m pretty sure I’ve reviewed all the ones my local Costco carries.

If you’re curious about which other ones I’ve tried you can see my review for the Summ! Sesame Ginger Chicken Gyoza Dumplings, Costco Synear Soup Dumplings, Costco Bibigo Steamed Dumplings, Costco Bibigo Beef Bulgogi Mandu and the Costco Bibigo Chicken & Cilantro Wontons.

Four Pork & Shiitake Gyoza Dumplings cooked and served on a white plate.
Ready to enjoy!

Location in Store

You can find these gyoza dumplings in the refrigerated section near the meat, cheese and other refrigerated appetizers. The item number is 5053962.

Taste

These are tasty. They have lots of pork in the filling and the texture is nice and chewy. I find other gyoza dumplings aren’t as meaty and appreciate that these have a nice amount of filling!

Close up image of one Costco Summ! Pork & Shiitake Gyoza Dumpling with a bite taken out so you can see the filling.
You can see the pork & shiitake filling.

The filling is pork, cabbage, shiitake mushrooms and green onion and is quite yummy. I mainly notice the flavor of the garlic and a slight nuttiness from the mushrooms. Both complement the pork well. The cabbage and green onion add a bit of crunch to the filling (not much though). I find the cabbage and green onion flavors are not as noticeable. 

Close up image of four Summ! Pork & Shiitake Gyoza Dumplings cooked and on a white plate.
I like my gyoza quite crispy!

The sauce is the same as the Summ! Sesame Ginger Chicken Gyoza Dumplings and it’s not my favorite. I find the flavor of the sauce overpowers the delicious gyoza dumpling filling so I prefer just a regular soy sauce.

Costco Summ! Pork & Shiitake Gyoza Dumplings dipping sauce poured into a white bowl.
The dipping sauce is not my favorite! I prefer a regular soy sauce.

Cost

You get 36 dumplings that come in a two pack. Each plastic section has 18 gyoza dumplings and two packets of sauce, the cost is $9.49 Canadian which is quite reasonable!

Image of dumplings in the plastic two-pack with eighteen in each pack and two sauce packets.
The pack cuts easily down the middle so you can freeze one pack if necessary.

Convenience

There are three different methods listed to heat the pork gyoza. Pan frying, boiling or microwaving. I pan fry mine which involves putting a tablespoon of cooking oil in a frying pan along with the gyozas and 1/3 cup of water then boiling them with the lid on until the water is evaporated (about five minutes).

Costco Summ! Pork & Shiitake Gyoza Dumplings heating instructions
Heating instructions for the Summ! dumplings.

The best before date listed is about three weeks from the day we purchased the gyoza dumplings. If you can’t eat them before the best before date you can freeze them. Otherwise they need to be kept in the fridge.

Costco Summ! Gyoza Dumplings in a fry pan cooking. Top down image.
How I cook my dumplings.

I love having these as an appetizer or a side with a stir-fry as the main dish!

Two dipping sauce packets shown on a counter.
Each pack of eighteen dumplings comes with two packs of dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories

Four gyoza dumplings and one tablespoon of sauce is 160 calories, five grams of fat, 23 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, two grams of sugar, four grams of protein and 370 mg of sodium. That’s not actually that many calories, fat or sodium for four pieces!

Costco Summ! Pork & Shiitake Gyoza Dumplings  nutrition facts label.
150 calories for four gyoza dumplings isn’t all that bad!

Ingredients

The ingredients list isn’t shocking and contains what I expect to see in gyoza dumplings from the grocery store. There’s soy, sesame and wheat in this product so anyone who’s celiac, gluten-free or soy sensitive should pass on them.

Costco Summ! Pork & Shiitake Gyoza Dumplings ingredients label.
Peanut & tree nut free.

Scoring

Taste: 8/10 for dumplings, 6/10 for sauce 

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 8/10

Nutrition: 6.5/10

Overall

Give it a try!

If you like shiitake mushrooms and pork you’ll probably find these quite enjoyable! I recommend trying them for an appetizer or side dish!

Have you tried these Costco gyoza dumplings? What did you think?


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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2 thoughts on “Costco Summ! Pork & Shiitake Gyoza Dumplings Review”

  1. Costco is only carried the Summ! Dumplings For about three weeks and then stopped. It’s a shame because they were the best products. Also they are not consistent and putting their product away every week you go things are in a different place very confusing.

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  2. The dumplings were wonderful but when I went back to Costco’s they didn’t have them anymore and they said they weren’t getting them. The Brighton Michigan Costco’s is so poorly put together. You find a product one week it’s gone the next week. Not only that they continually move products on a weekly basis so you never know where to find them. I’m sorry to have to tell you this because I do love Costco.

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