Mama’s Dumpling & Coffee has been on my list to try ever since I randomly read about it. What’s not to love? Hole in the wall, random industrial spot specializing in dumplings? You know I’m down.
Signs from the street.
We dropped in on a Tuesday afternoon (around 1:00pm). The place wasn’t too busy but it was about half full. We missed the lunch rush; apparently, they cleaned out all of the Shanghai-style fried pork buns. More ridiculous is that they make these fresh and it can take up to 30 minutes to prepare!
The menu is split into Chinese pastries & dim sum, wontons, soups, boiled dumplings, noodles, rice, appetizers & salads, vegetables and meats & seafood.
That’s a lot of items on a two page menu; focus on the first page. They also have “specialty” drinks, aka. coffee, hot chocolate and lattes.
Grab a menu when you walk in, tick what you want and then go up to order/pay. They’ll bring the food out to your table when it’s ready. Water is self service and there’s soy sauce, vinegar and chili sauce on the table.
I wish they provided a small saucer so that you could make your own sauce. No ginger provided either.
Soup had great flavour and the pork filling was juicy.
Something was a tad salty (guessing the pork) but overall, great bowl.
I’d come back for the XLB’s.
Mama’s Dumpling & Coffee
#103, 11782 Hammersmith Way