On the search for the best dumplings in Connecticut brings us to Good Hope Dumpling & Ramen House in Norwalk.

If a place is going to put their name on a dish, its worth trying, right?

Good Hope Wontons in Spicy Broth
The wontons are extremely delicate.

The insides are pretty much entirely meat. While that’s normally good, here it’s almost a little boring.

The broth is thin with a heavy dose of Szechuan peppercorn.

This makes it very spicy in a burns-going-down-your-throat sort of way.

It’s good, but the broth is more spice than flavor and the wontons are a little bland otherwise.

The Rating: Good Hope Wonton in Spicy Broth


Soup Dumplings


These soup dumplings are amazing.
The wrappers are delicate, sometimes so delicate they sick to the basket and the soup spills out.

That’s a problem.

It’s problematic because the soup inside is rich, gelatinous, and nearly perfect.

The pork filling is full of umami flavor.

These soup dumplings are probably the best in CT.

The only shortcoming is the sauce they give, which is mostly just vinegar.

Aside from that, these are excellent.

The Rating: Soup Dumplings


Good Hope Dumpling and Ramen House
Address: 172 Main St, Norwalk, CT 06851

Hours: Monday: 4:30pm to 10pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am to 10pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am to 10:30pm