The Ultimate Guide to Bibigo Dumplings at Costco!

Costco sells three great versions of frozen dumplings from the Bibigo brand.  We bought and ate all of them to figure out which was our favorite and were delighted to discover that they were all wonderful for different reasons.

Keep reading for the cooking instructions and reviews for the following Costco dumplings:

  • Beef Bulgogi Mandu [My Favorite]
  • Steamed Chicken and Vegetable [Wife’s Favorite]
  • Chicken Bulgogi Mandu [Daughter’s Favorite]

My son liked them all the same.  This is about right since he wolfs everything down so fast I don’t think he even tastes what he’s eating.

Air Fryer Chicken Dumplings

Beef Bulgogi Mandu Dumplings

From a flavor standpoint I like the beef dumplings the best.

Bibigo Beef Bulgogi Mandu Dumplings at Costco

Cooking Instructions per the Package

Theses dumplings are fully cooked but are frozen rock solid.  The packaging says that the preferred method of heating the dumplings is to:

  • Place three tablespoons of oil in a pan and heat over Medium Heat.
  • Add four dumplings to the pan.
  • Turn the dumplings every two minutes.
  • Pan fry for a total of eight minutes until the dumplings are heated through and the outside is toasted golden brown.

They also suggest that you can drop the frozen dumplings into a pot of soup and let them simmer for six minutes.

I haven’t had much luck pan frying the dumplings as I end up tearing up the wrapper.  I suspect the problem is completely my fault and I should probably look up the proper technique on YouTube.

Air Fryer Instructions that I Use

I like to cook these dumplings in my Ninja Foodi air fryer.

  • Arrange the dumplings in a single layer.
  • Heat the air fryer to 425F
  • Cook for 10 minutes.

This is the similar to how I prepare the Bibigo Mini Wontons but I cook these at a little lower temperature and for a little longer because of their larger size.

The downside to cooking these in the air fryer is that some of the fat from the beef filling will bubble out from the corners of the dumpling and turn smoky when it drips on the hot surfaces.

Air Fryer Beef Dumplings

Air Fryer Bibigo Dumplings from Costco with Dipping Sauce

Frozen Bibigo dumplings from Costco are heated in an air fryer and served with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2
Calories 285 kcal


  • 1 Air Fryer


  • 8 Frozen Bibigo Dumplings from Costco Beef or Chicken
  • Pam Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 cup Kikoman's Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha Chili Garlic Sauce


  • Prepare the dipping sauce by mixing the teriyaki and sriracha and allow to sit while dumplings cook.
  • Set your air fryer to 425F.
  • Arrange 8 frozen dumplings in a single layer of your air fryer tray.
  • Give the tops of the dumplings a light spritz of Pam.
  • Heat the dumplings at 425F for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from air fryer and serve with dipping sauce.


The frozen dumplings are already fully cooked.  You can heat the dumplings multiple ways including: pan fried, oven baked or heated through by simmering in soup.
Keyword Air Fryer Dumplings, Bibigo Dumplings, Costco Dumplings


I love how crispy air frying makes the edge of the wrapper as the crunch of a crispy dumpling is extremely satisfying!  The filling itself is loaded with seasoned beef and is surprisingly filling.

I serve these dumplings with a mix of teriyaki sauce and Siracha garlic chili sauce (4:1). The savory beef filling of the dumpling is flavorful enough to pair well with the sweet and saltiness of the teriyaki along with the heat from the Siracha.

Since these dumplings are quite large it is very easy to hold them by the crispy edge and dunk them in the sauce.

Air Fryer Beef Dumplings

From a taste standpoint I do not have any complaints about these beautifully executed dumplings.

Calories and Nutrition

A single serving is 4 beef dumplings and there are roughly 10 servings per bag.

The nutrition facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 9g (14% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 35mg (12% DV)
  • Sodium: 660mg (28% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 34g (11% DV)
  • Protein: 15g

These nutrition facts are for the dumplings only and do not include the sodium you will get when you dunk these guys in a dipping sauce (not included).

Beef Mandu Dumpling Nutrition


The 48 ounce (3 pound) package of beef dumplings has a regular Costco price of $12.49 which works out to a cost of $0.26 per ounce.

Another way of looking at the cost is on a per dumpling basis.

There should be about 40 dumplings per bag which comes out to a cost of about $0.31 per dumpling.  You could prepare six of these large dumplings, which is more food than you would get at a restaurant for an order of dumplings, and it would only cost $1.87.

Price of Beef Mandu Dumplings at Costco

Chicken Bulgogi Mandu Dumplings

These are my wife’s favorite dumpling as she much prefers eating chicken over beef.  I like these as well and appreciate that they are much lighter than the beef dumplings.

The cooking instructions for the chicken dumplings are the exact same for the beef dumplings and we like them best when cooked in the air fryer.

Unlike the beef dumplings, the chicken dumplings did not smoke up the kitchen while cooking in our air fryer.  I suspect this is because of their lower fat content.

Bibigo Mandu Chicken and Vegetable Dumplings at Costco


We served a batch of these for when an impromptu party occurred at our house and they were a massive hit.

The dumplings have a great balance of chicken and cabbage.  The filling is is not quite as savory as the beef dumplings but was still loaded with flavor.

And again, cooking these in the air fryer gave the outer edges of the wrappers a delightful crunch which I absolutely loved.

Air Fryer Chicken Dumplings

Calories and Nutrition

A single serving is 4 beef dumplings and there are roughly 10 servings per bag.

The nutrition facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 5g (8% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 25mg (8% DV)
  • Sodium: 640mg (27% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 32g (11% DV)
  • Protein: 11g

These chicken dumplings are healthier than beef dumplings as they have less calories, fat, sodium and cholesterol.


Chicken Pot Stickers Nutrition


The 4.2 pound (67.2 ounce) package of chicken dumplings has a regular Costco price of $10.99 which works out to a cost of $0.163 per ounce.

The per ounce price of the chicken dumplings ($0.16) is a heck of a lot cheaper than the beef dumplings ($0.26) making the chicken dumplings a much better bargain!

Price of Chicken Potstickers at Costco

Chicken and Vegetable Steamed Soup Dumplings

These are my daughter’s favorite dumplings and I can understand why!

The steamed soup dumplings are delicious and extremely fun to eat.  It took me a couple of tries to figure out how to eat them without making a mess but the learning curve was worth it 🙂

These dumplings come in a microwave ready tray with six dumplings per tray.  There are six trays per package.

Bibigo Steamed Dumplings at Costco

Heating Instructions

Theses dumplings are fully cooked and just need to be steamed for a few minutes.  The packaging says that the preferred method of heating the dumplings is to:

  • Cut a slit in the plastic bag covering the tray of dumplings.
  • Microwave on High for two minutes.
  • Allow the dumplings to steam in the package for one more minute.
  • Serve the dumplings in the plastic tray.

The tray is cleverly designed to evenly distribute the dipping sauce among the dumplings.

Ready to Eat Steamed Dumplings


The chicken and vegetable steamed dumplings are delicious and just as good as Trader Joe’s Soup Dumplings.

The dough is thin and tender while the filling is juicy and succulent.  The filling is a nice mix of chicken, vegetables and tofu and pleasing to chew.  The size is perfect for a two bite nibbler.  The dumplings are so juicy that they will squirt when you bite into them!

The flavor is extremely similar to Bibigo’s regular chicken dumplings but with more moisture.  The dipping sauce is a slightly sweetened soy sauce and it pairs perfectly with the dumplings.

These are a much lighter meal than standard beef or chicken dumplings and have more filling than their mini-wontons.

Calories and Nutrition

A single serving is one tray of six dumplings and has the following calories and nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 370
  • Fat: 19g (29% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 40mg (13% DV)
  • Sodium: 620mg (26% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 35g (12% DV)
  • Protein: 14g

These nutrition facts are for the dumplings.  The dipping sauce has the following:

  • Calories: 25
  • Sodium: 370 mg (15% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 6g (2%)

Dumpling Nutrition

The soup dumplings have the most calories and fat of all of the dumplings but that is mainly because of the larger serving size (170g vs 140g).


The six tray package of 36 dumplings has a regular Costco price of $12.49 which works out to a cost of $0.346 per dumpling.

The soup dumplings cost just a little more, on a per dumpling basis, than the beef dumplings and, in my opinion, are worth every penny 🙂

Cost of Bibigo Soup Dumplings at Costco

Which Dumplings Should You Buy?

I can make a strong case for each of these products but I suspect most people would enjoy the Bibigo Chicken and Vegetable dumplings the most.

I am going to call the Chicken and Veg dumplings the winner because they are:

  • Great tasting
  • The least expensive
  • The healthiest option

Drop a comment below if you have you tried any of these and have a favorite!


Good morning and welcome to the site dedicated to helping you find great products at Costco and other stores! My name is David Somerville and these are hands on reviews of products that I have bought and used or am seriously considering purchasing. I do most of my shopping at the Costco in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but will check out any other Costco warehouses I find while travelling. Please get in touch with any questions and let me know of any great products that deserved to be featured in this blog!

4 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide to Bibigo Dumplings at Costco!

  1. 5 stars
    They are now available at Costco here in Portland, OR area….in latest sale catalog.
    3 lbs. $3,50 off. Haven’t been to the store, so not sure of the price.

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