It always seemed crazy to me that many other staples of Asian cuisine like sushi, teriyaki, pho and Thai curry but arguably the best comfort food of them all, the dumpling, were scarce for a very long time.
The humble dumpling crosses multicultural borders with its many iterations: gyoza, mandu, momo, ravioli, pielmeni, pierogi, manti and even maultaschen, but specifically the Chinese species, jiaozi, was considerably hard to find.
Now, you can find a few restaurants dotted throughout Berlin that serve them, but many of them are overpriced small dishes treated as an expensive and exotic delicacy whereas to me, from the Chinese suburbs of Melbourne, dumplings have been a comfort food of mine for years and nowhere but “Wok Show” has matched the price, variety and value that I’m accustomed to in Asia.
Boiled, steamed, fried. Chicken, pork, beef, prawn, squid, tofu, vegetable. Wok Show’s menu has more an offer than many of the other Chinese restaurants in Berlin combined. Of course, you can eat many other dishes not including the dumpling BUT with plates of 20 dumplings for as little as 8€ (I have unashamedly eaten as many on my own but sharing is ideal) you might be missing the experience that makes this place unique.
I can highly recommend this place for large groups as long as you call ahead, especially on weekends.