Tasty Dumpling Comes To Sacramento
Sacramento is welcoming a new restaurant to town! So naturally, Elk Grove Tribune had to give it a try!
Located near William Land Park, Tasty Dumpling serves a variety of authentic Chinese dumplings, the kind one might expect to find in a tea house on the outskirts of China. Such a large variety of dishes to try, so let’s get started!
While researching Tasty Dumplings before my visit, I saw people recommend takeout due to limited seating. So, I ordered all my food online and simply came in to pay and get my dishes. I was glad I did this because all seating was taken or had fellow guests waiting to sit down. Good thing my food was ready to go, and all I had to do was pay. The staff was friendly but extremely rushed.
When I got home, I was a bit disappointed to see that one of the dishes I ordered was not given to me. I had not been charged for the item, but it simply was not there. All of the dishes were rather cold, which leads me to believe that they had been sitting out for a while. While I found this frustrating, this did not stop the dishes from tasting delicious!
Pork Xiao Long Bao
The first dish was a soup dumpling-like bao. These were filled with a tasty broth that exploded when I took a bite. The meat was soft and juicy, forming an easy bite. While I would have liked a bit more flavor, I was pleasantly delighted by this meal.
Vegetable Steamed Dumpling
While the green may seem unusual, these vegetarian dumplings were nothing but fantastic! Stuffed with soft (cooked) mushrooms, carrots, cabbage, and celery these were delicious bites. I appreciated having a vegetarian option that wasn’t just tofu. The veggies were flavorful, and when mixed with a bit of soy sauce or chili sauce, the flavors popped even more. Overall I was a huge fan of these.
Sliced Potato Salad w/ House Dressing
This may not be a looker, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t taste great! These thinly sliced potatoes were cooked to perfection, allowing for an easy bite. The house dressing was hot, but not too spicy, and paired nicely with the cilantro. While I was not the biggest fan of the amount of cilantro used, my fellow diners loved it. The portions were great and fed four people easily. Overall, this paired nicely with the dumplings.
Pan Fried Beef Potstickers
The final dish on today’s menu was my favorite. These potstickers were crispy on the outside and filled with flavor. The sesame seeds ingrained themselves into the bite and gave an extra kick of flavor to the bite. The beef was spiced perfectly and paired well with the green onions. This was by far the most fragrant dish and one that I plan on ordering again.
While Tasty Dumpling does have a few things to work on, their food is not one of them! The dumplings and dishes are flavorful, authentic, and great bites! You don’t need many to feel full, and they are all fairly priced. I hope you check them out and let us know what you think! Happy Dining!!
3700 Crocker Dr. Suite 150 Sacramento, CA 95818
Monday – Sunday 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM