On the search for the best dumplings in CT brings us to Chef Jiang in Farmington.
We explore a range of delectable dishes to discover the highlights of these Chinese delicacies and delve into the world of flavors.
General Tso’s Chicken
Perfectly crispy with a hint of heaviness from the bread coating, General Tso’s Chicken is pleasant overall.
The dish features generous chunks of ginger and offers a nice touch of heat, although the flavor doesn’t reach its full potential.
After a while of eating it, you actually crave more of the cheap dirty General Tsao’s.
The Rating: General Tsao’s Chicken
While the steamed dumplings offer an okay flavor, the thicker wrapping adds a nice texture without being too thick.
The filling is slightly heavy on the cabbage, but overall, it’s a decent choice.
The Rating: Steamed Dumplings
Braised Pork Belly in Mao’s Sauce
The braised pork belly shines with its flavor featuring a bright and sharp bite from the garlic and ginger.
The pork belly itself is soft and tender, making it a satisfying choice.
There seems to be something missing, however, that could have elevated the dish further.
The sauce is a bit too mild for a standalone sauce but a bit too much that prevents the pork belly coming through.
The Rating: Pork Belly in Mao’s Sauce
Wonton in Spicy Oil
The wrapper retains a delightful softness, while the vegetable bits offer a surprising crunch.
Although the heat might be a tad overwhelming at times, the dish overall impresses with its sensational flavors.
Not one to miss!
The Rating: Wontons in Spicy Oil
Address: 1600 SE Rd Suite 6, Farmington, CT 06032
Hours: Sunday 11am to 9pm
Monday to Thursday 11am to 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm