1 China Rose
3501 N. Arnoult St., Metairie, 887-3295
Order from the special "Chinese menu" to get the best dumplings in the house.
2 Royal China
600 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 831-9633
Both the dim sum and regular menu offer har gow: crispy fried dumplings filled with airy, sweet minced shrimp.
3 Pho Tau Bay
113 Westbank Expy., Gretna, 368-9846
Try the wonton soup with dozens of tiny, pork-filled wonton-style dumplings floating in a hearty chicken broth.
4 Three Happiness
1900 Lafayette St., Gretna, 368-1355
On weekends, the wide-ranging Chinese/Vietnamese menu includes a dim sum list complete with flawlessly textured steamed pork dumplings.
5 Gimchi Korean Cuisine & Sushi Bar
3322 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, 454-6426
Order six dumplings as an appetizer or get them bobbing in the egg-thickened beef broth called mandoo gook soup.