United Dumplings is a dumpling-focused chain with three locations across the Bay Area. We visited the Oakland location located in the lively Rockridge area. United Dumplings specializes in Northern-Chinese cuisine, producing a unique spread of dishes and flavors for customers. The restaurant itself was very modern and clean, and the service was quick. From their menu, we chose their famous jumbo soup xiao long bao, or soup dumpling, as well as a vegetarian option.
Jumbo Soup XLB
Our favorite aspect of United Dumplings is their unique menu items and the Jumbo Soup XLB is no exception. The Jumbo XLB (xiao long bao), or soup dumpling is truly one of a kind. This exceptionally large dumpling has a thin skin filled with heavenly savory pork and filling rich broth. Truly a unique and must-try experience. This dish even comes with a straw to drink the soup from, making it an immersive and exciting experience.
This fresh vegetable medley is the perfect bite for the summer time. Packed with bright flavors of citrus and ginger, this vegetarian and gluten free treat is a must try on the menu. We appreciated the diverse flavor profile and unique ingredients like crunchy lotus root. If you are looking for a healthy and fresh dish like no other, definitely try Buddha’s Delight.
Overall it was a unique and delicious experience, and we highly recommend everyone to visit one of their locations and try their dishes out for themselves!