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).
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.
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.
The menu consists of house specials, XLB’s, baos, dumplings (pan fried, boiled and steamed), appetizers, noodles, vegetables, soup, desserts and beverages.
There’s also a drink menu.
Dan dan noodle ($5.50 US)
These 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.
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.
Appreciated that these also had a touch of soup inside of them.
These were delicious. Fluffy, pillowy inside along with a slight crispiness on the bottom. The pork filling inside was juicy and done properly.
DZDH hit the spot for us. A bit pricey for lunch but quality, consistent dishes.
Dough Zone Dumpling House
815 Pine St