Have I ever told you that I love dumplings? No, I didn’t say like, I didn’t just say enjoy – I said LOVE for a reason. I was so pumped to try these local, homemade dumplings from Two Little Dumplings.
Two Little Dumplings is a little different than other local products. For 30 years, Raymond and Becky Lee ran Grace Manor until COVID-19 hit. That led them to be able to spend more time with their daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne Lee and Brian Yung, and their two granddaughters, according to the Times Union. The business is so rooted in family and culture, it’s beautiful to see. Even the name is based on what Raymond and Becky Lee call their grandchildren. When Jeanne Lee and Brian Yung aren’t at their day jobs, they’re making and freezing batches of 500 to 600 dumplings. On their Facebook, they describe the process, “Dumpling making is a family tradition we treasure. The combination of freshly rolled dumpling skins and savory filling has always had a lasting impression on guests in our home. We decided it was time that we share our homemade goodness with a wider audience and invite you to be a part of this culinary experience.”
In order to try the dumplings for yourself, you have to order them online and pick them up yourself in Slingerlands, NY. Inventory is updated Thursday at 4:00PM, dumplings must be ordered by 6:00PM the day before you intend to pick them up. Pick-up is Saturdays 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Mondays 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
If you take a look at the Frozen Dumpling Shop, you can see a ton of dumpling options: vegan dumplings, beef dumplings, pork dumplings, chicken dumplings, as well as seasonal dumplings which are currently Mopo Tofu and Lunar dumplings. Each bag is 16oz. You can also order their homemade sauces: the Original Dumpling Dipping sauce or their Dragon Dance chili oil.
I got to try the beef dumplings as well as the Mopo Tofu dumplings. Both were fantastic. There are two ways to cook the dumplings and we decided to try both of them. We boiled the beef dumplings and fried the Mopo Tofu dumplings. Even when frying, it still involves a bit of boiling so that would probably be my preferred way of cooking. That way you at least get a crispy bottom on the dumplings. You can also tell that the sauces are homemade because the ingredients kept separating naturally.
Overall, I love dumplings and I couldn’t get enough of them. I already want to try the other kinds they have, especially since they’re so affordable.
Note: Two Little Dumplings provided product so that I could share about them on my website and social media.