Bibigo Mandu Pork & Vegetable Dumplings Review

Bibigo Mandu Pork & Vegetable Dumplings

When we first started reviewing Bibigo frozen food, the entire world celebrated in unison.

Okay, so that didn’t really happen. But we did have a few people reach out to us to tell us that they were happy that we’d finally started reviewing the brand. So that counts for something, right?

Anyway, we feel like it’s our duty to keep going with this, so we’re delving deeper into the line today with the Bibigo Mandu Pork & Vegetable Dumplings. The package boasts an extra large size and a juicy filling, so we’re pretty excited to cram these into our mouths and see how they taste.

First, of course, we must cook these. The back of the bag lists several different cooking methods (you can read through the instructions for all of them if you scroll to the bottom of this review and check out the package scans). You can pan fry these, boil them in a pot, or steam them. For the sake of this review, we decided to pan fry ours to see how they would turn out. That seemed like the best option.

Bibigo Mandu Pork & Vegetable Dumplings

Now, we did perhaps overcook these a bit, but that’s really easy to do in the pan because they end up getting crispy really, really quickly. It makes us wonder how these might turn out if we fried them in water instead of oil (we used grapeseed oil for these).

Even though we scorched the outsides a bit, these still turned out quite good. Our outer shells ended up crispy in places, but that just made them more satisfying to bite into. And even when overcooked, the shells still taste pretty darn good.

It’s the filling that’s the real seller here. While we’re not as comfortable with the word “juicy” as the person who wrote the packaging, we do think that what’s here is great. You’ve got a decent amount of pork and cabbage, seasoned with a lovely bit of ginger to add just a little bit of gingery sweetness/spiciness.

There’s also just a tiny bit of clear noodles, which we believe are made from sweet potato starch. Here’s a little secret: Clear noodles will almost always win us over. And these ones are great. We do wish there were more of them here, but we were really happy to find them inside our dumplings, especially since we weren’t expecting them.

According to the package, four dumplings is a serving. If you eat this much, you’ll be consuming 320 calories and 530 mg of sodium. While those numbers might not seem super bad, keep in mind that four dumplings is a pretty small serving, and it definitely won’t make up the entirety of a meal. You’ll want to have some rice or veggies on the side.

The Bibigo Mandu Pork & Vegetable Dumplings are great, even if you don’t cook them exactly right. We’re definitely excited to try these again soon, and maybe we’ll do better at not burning the shells next time. Even so, we really, really love these!

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these frozen dumplings, check out our package scans below.

Bibigo Mandu Pork & Vegetable Dumplings
Bibigo Mandu Pork & Vegetable Dumplings
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