China MaMa


A search for Chinese soup dumplings, those plump steamed dumplings filled with savory pork broth and ground pork, brought us to China MaMa. The word on the street is this is the place to go for soup dumplings.We were not disappointed. What we found was very, very nice.

These tasty dumplings are called “Juicy Pork Steamed Dumplings” on the extensive menu and certainly delivered the taste and texture we were hoping for.

Eight hot, plump dumplings filled with ground pork and a rich pork aspic that liquifies when steamed arrived at our table along with small bowls of shredded ginger to mix with dark vinegar for dipping.

We followed the dumplings with another winner, Sizzling Black Pepper Beef. Tender slices of beef were napped in a black pepper laced sauce and served on a bed on sautéed onions.

We also had one of the best versions of Sweet and Sour Chicken we’ve ever had. Thin pieces of boneless chicken were coated in an outstanding crunchy batter and served un-sauced with fresh (not canned) pineapple pieces and crisp vegetables. What makes this stand out was the more tart than sweet sauce that is served on the side. It was not that goopy, syrupy sweet sauce from a jar one usually finds on Chinese menus smothering oily chunks of badly breaded chicken. We loved it.

China MaMa is cooking authentic Chinese dishes in a casual neighborhood restaurant located in a corner of an older strip plaza in Chinatown. You won’t find any “combo plates”, but the huge menu is easy to read and includes a long list of interesting dishes not usually found in most of our Chinese restaurants around town. Reservations aren’t needed, but now that the word is out on the soup dumplings, that could change soon.

China Mama
Located in Chinatown
3420 S. Jones Blvd (between Spring Mountain & Desert Inn)
Las Vegas, NV 89136
(702) 873-1977

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    • Terri
    • April 25th, 2012

    The soup dumplings were delicious!! I want some more!

    • Terri
    • March 5th, 2012

    Can’t wait to try this!

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