With their origins tracing back to China, dumplings make for a versatile delicacy that has now transformed into a universal type of food. In Fact, the omnipresence of these pockets of dough filled with a sweet or savory filling is adored by many and has kind of become a staple when it comes to Asian Dining. Simple yet complex, dumplings come in varied types, shapes, and even sizes, the options are really limitless. But if you are an Asian food fanatic who gets their ya-yas from a steaming plate of spicy food, here are our top picks of the best Asian restaurants in Delhi NCR and the finest spicy dumplings on their menu that are sure to get your cravings going.
Shang Palace takes pride in its carefully curated exquisite menu that features authentic preparation from all over china, handpicking the best recipes from Cantonese, Sichuan, and Beijing regions that are bound to please every diner. If your jam is spicy dumplings then their tantalizing Steamed Chicken Wontons in Sichuan Chilli Garlic Oil are just the fiery delights you need to be trying from their expansive selection. another great choice is the vegetarian variation of this classic preparation- the 'Steamed Garlic Chives Corn & Spinach Wonton in Sichuan Chilli Garlic Oil'.
Other recommended must-haves: Crispy Chicken, Salt & Pepper Squid with Pickled Chili, Grilled Skewers, Sichuan Asparagus & Spring Onion Pancake, Hot Stone Pot Rice, and Pan Fried Noodles with Chinese Greens.
Cost for two: ₹ 3000
One of the most legendary restaurants in Delhi, Nanking has been around in Vasant Kunj for decades but to this day retains the same charm & warmth. Their seasoned menu offers classic Chinese fare along with an impressive selection of seafood. While you could enjoy an array of Indo-Chinese staples, this is really the place for trying Cantonese cuisine. Their 'Beijing Saucy Dumplings' available in chicken & pork variations are served on a bed of a fiery sauce and are indeed a spice lover's delight!
Other recommended must-haves: Pecking Duck, Buddha’s Delight Stir Fry, Chilli Crab, Claypot Rice with Baby Mushrooms, Special Steamed Fish, Roast Duck, Dim Sums, and Baba's Seafood Noodles.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
With several outlets across the city, Dimcha is touted as the reigning champion of dim sums, and rightly so! Their hefty dumpling menu features over 20 varieties so you are bound to find one or in our case, several, that you can't have enough of. Their piquant 'Spicy Prawn Dumplings' and 'Spicy Chicken Dumplings' pack a flavorful kick and chart high on our list of best dumplings in Delhi NCR.
Other recommended must-haves: Khao Suey Curry Dim Sum, Chicken Shanghai Dumplings, Crispy Lotus Stem, Dimcha Fiery Chicken, Special Butter Prawns, slow cooked Fish, Thai Curry, and Spring Rolls.
Cost for two: ₹ 1000
This one's a no-brainer. Mamagoto's selection of signature rice/noodle bowls and tantalizing dumplings are the perfect solution to all your winter woes. This beloved Pan Asian restaurant serves really great variety of Vegetarian, and nonvegetarian Asian offerings loaded with a plethora of exotic ingredients that really enhance the flavor to an exceptional level. Their 'Spicy Street Style Dumplings'(veg and non-veg) and Panfried Shanghai chicken, 'Spicy Mustard & Tobiko' are two sensational options for those who like their Asian grub fiery hot!
Other must-have recommendations: Mamagoto Goreng, Old School Gyoza, Pad Thai Noodles, Sushi, and Spring Rolls.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
MisoSexy with its uptown vibe and delectable menu is the place to be. This trendy spot has an eclectic décor and an incredible menu that features earthy flavors of Pan-Asian cuisine and bespoke cocktails. With its swoon-worthy lineup of dumplings & dim sum, we love & highly recommend their house special 'Turnip Chili Oil Dumplings' that have in them a delish blend of turnips, chives, and bird's eye chili, which if you are unaware, is approximately 22 times hotter than the spiciest jalapeño.
Other recommended must-haves: Spicy Chicken Gyoza, Schezwan Chicken Chili Oil Dumplings, Sexy Sour Cocktail, callop Curry Leaf, Pork Loin, Lamb Chops, and Yuzu Burnt Bisque Cheesecake.
Cost for two: ₹2000
This pan-Asian restaurant famous for its sushi is praise-worthy for the dumplings too. With almost 18 variations on the menu, you can order your heart's fill of dim sums and see what you like the best. Their Spicy Soup Dumplings, Chicken & Chilli Oil Dumplings, and Spicy Asparagus are sure to turn any spicy food lover into a regular.
Other recommended must-haves: Edamame & Truffle Dim sum, Crystal Duck Dim Sum, Prawn Hargo, Fried Chicken Open Baos, Prawn Basil Chili Sticky Rice Bowl, and Banoffee Sushi
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
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You Mee in M-Block Market, GK-II never fails to wow diners with their mind-blowing Asian flavors and fresh ingredients. The restaurant’s interiors are inspired by Manga, the Japanese-style comics, and their menu carries a dizzying array of sumptuous Pan Asian options including their hot & spicy 'Chicken Gyoza Dumplings' with fiery Shanghai sauce that we just can't seem to get enough of!
Other recommended must-haves: Shitake Maki, Hamachi New York Dragon Sushi Roll, Chicken Poached Dumpling, Tantan Ramen, Chili Basil Tofu Bao, New York Cheese & Chilli Oil Dumpling, and Caramel Super Shake.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
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