Dough Zone Dumpling House

It’s been too long since we’ve had Shanghainese food but B found Dough Zone Dumpling House so we decided to give them a try. They have multiple locations around Seattle and the surrounding area (with their first shop opening up in Bellevue).

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We dropped in on an early Sunday (around 11:15am) and were seated immediately. Apparently, it gets busy so use the Yelp waitlist to put your names down in the system. Never knew this even existed.

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Service is friendly and they came by a few times to refill waters but they’re inexperienced/youthful. Mostly young kids but nothing bad like others have complained about.

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The menu consists of house specials, XLB’s, baos, dumplings (pan fried, boiled and steamed), appetizers, noodles, vegetables, soup, desserts and beverages.

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There’s also a drink menu.

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Click here to see the rest of the drinks (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).

Ginger
DSC04842Nice that they gave each of us our own ginger bowl. Pour your own vinegar and soy sauce ratio. Weird that my ginger slices were so clumpy/stuck together.

Dan dan noodle ($5.50 US)
DSC04837These were fantastic! I was expecting the standard dan dan noodles but their sauce mixture was next level. Not only was it tasty and flavourful but there just a hint of unexpected spicy numbness. Loved it.

Pork with crab meat xiao long bao ($12.25 US for 10)
DSC04839These are definitely a splurge (double the price for us compared to back home). You get a hint of the crab but these were well done.

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Thin wrapper, juicy moist meat and good soup broth. A few of the XLB’s managed to get stuck together so make sure to eat them while they’re hot.

Beef steamed dumplings ($4.95 US for 6)
DSC04847Again, good bite/texture to the wrapper and the beef filling was enjoyable.

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Appreciated that these also had a touch of soup inside of them.

Q-bao ($10.50 US for 5)
DSC04845These pan fried pork buns (aka. sheng jian bao) are labelled as a “must try” on their menu and they’re right.

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These were delicious. Fluffy, pillowy inside along with a slight crispiness on the bottom. The pork filling inside was juicy and done properly.

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DZDH hit the spot for us. A bit pricey for lunch but quality, consistent dishes.

Dough Zone Dumpling House
https://www.doughzonedumplinghouse.com/
815 Pine St
Seattle, WA
(206) 682-6666