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April 23, 2014, 10:19 am

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I have eaten at Yumpling before, and on this freezing day I ordered shrimp and veggie dumplings. Imagine my disappointment when I cut into each "veggi

Jan 28, 2014 by Tamika Abraham
What Did You Order?: 10 pc (veggie and shrimp) • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Not really • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $8 

I have eaten at Yumpling before, and on this freezing day I ordered shrimp and veggie dumplings. Imagine my disappointment when I cut into each "veggie" dumpling and saw pieces of meat. Luckily I eat meat, so I dealt with it. But what if I didn't? I would have to either chuck the food and lose the $ or go back out into the 10 degree weather to have it corrected. Either way is bad business. They need a better system to differentiate the dumplins. Maybe different types of dough (spinach dough for the veggie dumplin for example).


Although I like this truck, I don't consider it a favorite. I agree with other reviews about the quality of the dumplings, but I don't really care bec

Sep 12, 2013 by Jen
What Did You Order?: 10 pc veg dumplings + edamame • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: No • 
How Much Did It Cost?: 10.00 

Although I like this truck, I don't consider it a favorite. I agree with other reviews about the quality of the dumplings, but I don't really care because I consider dumplings essentially just a conduit for sauce anyway. And Yumpling has really good dipping sauces - I get the lemon-lime soy and the chili oil. I do think this truck is overpriced for what you get, but on the other hand, the 10 dumpling/edamame combo is one of the few food truck meals I've had that I feel is healthy but satisfying.


After reading so many negative reviews, I wasn't really expecting much, so I was pleasantly surprised. Pros:They were fast - From the time I ord

Aug 27, 2013 by Brit
What Did You Order?: 10 dumplings (chicken and veggie) • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Maybe? • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $8 

After reading so many negative reviews, I wasn't really expecting much, so I was pleasantly surprised.

Pros:
They were fast - From the time I ordered, to the time I had my food was maybe 2 minutes (granted, I showed up at 1:30 on a day where there were at least 7 trucks in an area that normally has 2 or 3).

Right portion size and price - 10 dumplings is definitely enough food for me. Not too little where I'll need a snack later in the day, and not so much that I have enough left overs (that probably won't keep) for the next week. And the price point for 10 seems fair to me (about the same as I'd spend on a sandwich or salad in the area).

Mehs:
The filling amount for the dumplings was pretty inconsistent.

They tasted fine. Nothing especially crave-worthy, but fine if I just need something quick other than a sandwich.

The red chili dipping sauce, even though it said "spicy" next to it, was't especially spicy at all. These definitely need flavoring, so that was kind of a bummer for me. The lime soy one was OK.

Cons:
As other have mentioned, it's hard to tell the dumplings apart. Both of the dumplings I tried definitely look like they had meat in them. There was one that I'm pretty sure was chicken, and the other looked like maybe it had bits of ground beef? So either the veggie one has vegetable protein or soy something (which they should probably warn people about), or maybe they got my order wrong.

TL;DR: It's an OK truck if you don't have your heart set on something specific.


Most of these other negative reviews must simply be untrue. There is no way that my numerous experiences eating at this food truck could be so signifi

Aug 09, 2013 by PJ
What Did You Order?: 10 dumpling sampler (all types) & lobster bisque • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Yes • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $12 

Most of these other negative reviews must simply be untrue. There is no way that my numerous experiences eating at this food truck could be so significantly different than these people who are obviously just haters -- due to the fact that Yumpling makes some of the most delicious homemade dumplings. Their lobster bisque was surprisingly really excellent too!


Sure you've heard it before. The absolute best dumplings I've had in years. Texture of the dough was thin and silky. Fillings were big on flavor and t

Jul 19, 2013 by ChefB
What Did You Order?: 10 dumplings (shrimp, veg, chicken) • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: It will be from now on! • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $8 

Sure you've heard it before. The absolute best dumplings I've had in years. Texture of the dough was thin and silky. Fillings were big on flavor and texture. Please don't change a thing about your yummy dumplings. Can't waitn to go back to try different fillings. I must have been crazy to walk 2 1/2 blocks in the heat today, but definitely well worth the trek!


The guys who operate the truck are very friendly and accommodating but $10 for this meal is not justified. I could not tell one dumpling type from ano

Jun 24, 2013 by Jen Conger
What Did You Order?: 10 dumpling combo and spring mix salad • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: No • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $10 

The guys who operate the truck are very friendly and accommodating but $10 for this meal is not justified. I could not tell one dumpling type from another and they did not have much filling in them. The salad was very small. The sauces were very tasty, though.


The food was good, but I honestly could not tell if the veggie dumplings that I ordered had meat in them (or if not, what kind of veggies they were).

May 30, 2013 by Jane
What Did You Order?: 10 Veggie Dumplings + Spinach Salad • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: No • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $10 

The food was good, but I honestly could not tell if the veggie dumplings that I ordered had meat in them (or if not, what kind of veggies they were). I had one and threw the rest out. The containers should be labeled!


Pros - service was quick and they gave me two containers of soy sauce for my dumplingsCons - these are not "authentic" dumplings as advertised. Th

May 23, 2013 by Stephanie
What Did You Order?: 3 beef, 3 pork, 2 chicken, 2 veggie • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: No • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $8 

Pros - service was quick and they gave me two containers of soy sauce for my dumplings

Cons - these are not "authentic" dumplings as advertised. These are the frozen dumplings you can buy at any Asian market for cheap. They were not steamed correctly, leaving some dumplings brittle around the edges. Also, you can't tell the difference between the chicken, beef, pork, or veggie. They were a nice enough snack but not filling for a full meal. Won't be returning as $8 can buy you a better, more filling meal elsewhere.


I ordered some veg dumplings. It took approx 10 mins (written made to order). The flavour was good and tasty. Will order again.

Mar 19, 2013 by MK
What Did You Order?: Veg Dumplings • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: No • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $5 

I ordered some veg dumplings. It took approx 10 mins (written made to order). The flavour was good and tasty. Will order again.


This is one of the worst food trucks. Dumplings contain either tiny pieces of minced chicken or tiny pieces of minced beef. Both also contain larger

Feb 28, 2013 by George Griffin
What Did You Order?: Chicken and beef • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: No • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $8 

This is one of the worst food trucks. Dumplings contain either tiny pieces of minced chicken or tiny pieces of minced beef. Both also contain larger chunks of onion. There is more onion than meat in both and I bet you can't even tell which one is chicken and which one is beef.


2.9 5.0 17 17 I have eaten at Yumpling before, and on this freezing day I ordered shrimp and veggie dumplings. Imagine my disappointment when I cut into each "veggie" dumpling and saw pieces of Yumpling Food Truck

Yumpling makes authentic homemade middle eastern dumplings as well as an assortment of Asian dumplings and Spanish American-influenced dumplings, including nacho cheese dumplings.  They will serve in the District, with future plans to serve Arlington and Fairfax.

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