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Somerville’s Got Some New Soup Dumplings

Get juicy buns, roast beef rolled up in scallion pancakes, and more delivered to your door

Dumpling Kitchen delivery spread, including mini juicy pork buns, roast beef with scallion pancake, ma po tofu, and more
Dumpling Kitchen delivery spread, including mini juicy pork buns, roast beef with scallion pancake, ma po tofu, and more
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Soup dumplings — aka xiao long bao, XLB, or juicy buns (perhaps the most commonly used name in the Boston area) — aren’t too hard to find around Boston, especially in Chinatown and Allston, with a couple options across the river in Cambridge as well. But they’re a little harder to find in Somerville, aside from at Zoe’s Gourmet Chinese Cuisine on Beacon Street, just outside of Porter Square.

Now there’s a new option in town, nestled up on Spring Hill in the former Yummy Hut space (217 Highland Ave., Somerville): Dumpling Kitchen. The tiny, counter-service spot is primarily a takeout and delivery joint, but there are a couple of tables for those who want to (carefully) slurp soup dumplings right away.

There’s plenty more available, too. The menu includes a variety of Chinese-American delivery staples, from crab rangoon to beef teriyaki to General Gau’s chicken, but dig deeper into the menu for spicy Sichuan seafood dishes and mala pots, a dry wok frog dish, preserved egg with chilled tofu, roast beef wrapped up in a scallion pancake, and lots more.

Dumpling Kitchen is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Ma po tofu, delivered from Dumpling Kitchen
Ma po tofu, delivered from Dumpling Kitchen
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Roast beef with scallion pancake, delivered from Dumpling Kitchen
Roast beef with scallion pancake, delivered from Dumpling Kitchen
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Dumpling Kitchen [Official Site]

Dumpling Kitchen

217 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143 (617) 628-1128 Visit Website

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