What: Green onion pancakes, broccoli with oyster sauce, pork steam buns, pork dumplings, vegetable pot stickers
Where: Dough Zone – 7625 170th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Rating (1-5): 🌿🌿🌿🌿
We are not without our options for dim sum, dumplings and the like here in the PNW. Some places that offer dim sum, however, are quite pricey. While those places have always been great, it’s nice to have some cheaper options.
My husband and I took a trip to Dough Zone for a little dinner date. We had each been separately a long time ago, but hadn’t been back. That’s when I started craving a steamed bun.
In order to get a feel for if we’d truly want to be back, we ordered quite a bit, and managed to have some to take home as leftovers.
The first items we started with were the green onion pancakes (otherwise called scallion pancakes) and broccoli with oyster sauce. Let’s go ahead and not beat around the bush: both were delicious.
My only “complaint” for the broccoli were the size of the florets. It wasn’t exactly the easiest to eat, but it was still delicious. The oyster sauce had the right amount of sweet and tart I’ve come to expect from such a sauce, and it paired nicely with the steamed vegetable. I even set it aside to dip some other dumplings in later on at dinner.
The green onion pancakes were delicious. I won’t say it was anything you couldn’t get somewhere else, but it was on par with what you’d get at a pricier place. I think that in itself is more of a win. I’m just a sucker for that item on any dumpling/dim sum menu.
For the main course of the meal, we ordered steamed pork buns with pork dumplings and vegetable pot stickers.
I will say my least favorite of the order were the vegetable pot stickers. They just didn’t have anything for my taste buds to cling to. Nothing too savory, and the texture felt a little off. But if we want to talk about the pork dumplings and pork buns, well… That’s another story altogether.
See, I’m a sucker for steamed buns, like the ones above. They’re delicious, fluffy carbs, full of meat or whatever. It’s just always a good time. If you’re looking for reasonably priced steamed buns, hit up Dough Zone. There are multiple locations around, and you won’t be disappointed.
Likewise, the pork dumplings were what you want in your standard dumpling. I honestly never eat pork anymore unless it’s in dim sum. The dumplings were very tender, juicy and full of flavor. I couldn’t have just one. Between those and the steamed buns, I almost ate too much.
I’m definitely going back to try out what else they have soon.