Dough Zone Dumpling House was established in Seattle in 2014. The motivation behind the creation of Dough Zone was a desire to bring traditional homemade Chinese comfort food into a modern setting. Dough Zone opened its first store in Bellevue, WA and since then, Dough Zone has expanded into a chain with eight stores throughout the greater Seattle area. And two of the branch stores in Northern California are now open in San Mateo & Cupertino. Another branch store will be opening in Portland, OR in Spring 2022. We specialize in authentic Chinese buns like Q-Bao (Pan Fried Buns), Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings), and a variety of distinct, regional Chinese noodles.
Determined to bring a quality dining experience, Dough Zone only utilizes the freshest ingredients. We pride ourselves on our friendly service and affordable pricing.
XIAO LONG BAO
In order to create the soupy filling, our chefs proudly use a traditional recipe. By adding aspic to seasoned No Antibiotic Ever poultry, moist Berkshire-Duroc pork and Pacific deep sea crab. The dumplings are then steamed causing the aspic to liquefy into a broth that fills the traditional dumpling with savory juicy goodness. These are traditionally steamed inside a little bamboo basket, thus the name Xiao (small) Long (basket) Bao (bun) was born.
One of our signature dishes - Q-Bao originates from the famous Shanghai Sheng Jian Bao (Pan Fried Buns). Our tasty Q-Bao are made and prepared with distinctive, fresh ingredients in a traditional way of cooking. It is filled with moist Berkshire-Duroc pork, a secret aspic recipe and wrapped with dough. After a 2 step cooking process of first steaming and then pan frying the bottom, the buns turn out perfectly soft on the top, crispy and crunchy on the bottom.
Szechuan's specialty "Dan Dan Noodle" is one of our signature noodles. Dough Zone imparted a secret recipe sauce into our Dan Dan Noodle. Its incredible chili sauce, numbing Szechuan peppercorns and chicken broth bring inspired flavors to a whole other level. Our freshly made springy noodles are served in a secret savory sauce, then topped with fresh green onion & preserved mustard greens. All you need to do is mix everything together and enjoy the dish!