Enjoy the Best Dumplings in Chicago

A selection of 3 dishes of dumplings in Chicago restaurant

Dumplings are a classic Asian dish filled with everything from shrimp to traditional pork and cabbage. They’re both flavorful and very satisfying. If this sounds good for dinner tonight, the best spots for dumplings in Chicago near Catalyst Apartments include:

Fat Rice 

At Fat Rice, the chefs celebrate the unique cuisine of the Portuguese-speaking Luso-Asian provinces. They place emphasis on Macau, China, and make the dishes from the finest, freshest ingredients. Strangers become friends at the communal tables. The dining room also boasts a vibrant setting and comes complete with colorful works of art and knickknack-filled shelves. For dinner, enjoy the pork and ginger dumplings with coconut rice. 

Duck Duck Goat 

Duck Duck Goat was nominated for “Best New Restaurant” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011. Celebrity chef Stephanie Izard is a co-owner. Stephanie graduated from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and also went on to win Top Chef. The restaurant draws inspiration from American Chinatowns. The red and green space also features authentic Asian lanterns and old black-and-white photographs. On the menu, xiao long bao is one of the most popular offerings. These shrimp and goat dumplings pair well with the green beans and vegetable fried rice. 

Qing Xian Yuan

Better known as QXY by locals, Qing Xian Yuan is famous for its handmade dumplings in Chicago. The chefs follow old-school traditions and use authentic ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. They form and fold the dumplings to order and prepare a special sauce. Popular choices include crab roe, beef & onions, and lamb & carrots. Be sure to also order the jasmine tea or sweet pear juice. 

Find More Dumplings in Chicago

These are just a few of the restaurants near our apartments in Chicago. We’re also close to excellent shopping and entertainment options. If you’re looking for a vibrant place to call home, please contact us. We’d love for you to see firsthand everything we have to offer. You can also use our online scheduler.

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