Bibigo Mandu Pork and Vegetable Dumplings {Not Our Favorite}

Bibigo makes wonderful dumplings and has multiple filling options.  I thought I had tried all of the Bibigo dumpling options but I recently came across these Mandu Pork and Vegetable potstickers which were new to me.

I bought a bag and brought them home to see how they stacked up against the other Bibigo options.

Bibigo Pork and Vegetable Dumplings

Bibigo is a brand owned by CJ Foods and sells a line of Korean style dumplings, won tons, frozen meals, pre-cooked rice and sauces.

Mandu Pork and Vegetable Dumplings Nutrition and Ingredients

Let’s take a closer look at what is in these dumplings.

Nutrition Facts

Four of these large dumplings area a single serving and you get five servings per bag of dumplings.

The nutrition facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 320
  • Fat: 18g (28% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 25mg (8% DV)
  • Sodium: 530mg (22% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 31g (10% DV)
  • Protein: 9g

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).

These are the least healthy of all of the Bibigo dumplings.  These dumplings have more calories and twice the fat as Bibigo’s chicken potstickers or Bibigo’s Beef Bulgogi Mandu.

Pork and Veg Dumpling Nutrition

Ingredient List

The dumplings have the following ingredients:

  • Dumpling Filling
    • Pork
    • Cabbage
    • Bean thread
    • Leek
    • Onion
    • Green onion
    • Textured soy flour
    • Tofu
    • Garlic
    • Yeast Extract
    • Sugar
    • Salt
    • Disodium inosinate
    • Disodium guanylate
    • Ginger powder
    • Black Pepper
  • Dumpling Wrapper
    • Wheat Flour
    • Water
    • Tapioca Starch
    • Wheat Gluten
    • Soybean Oil
    • Salt

These are the only Bibigo dumplings I have seen that contain the artificial flavor enhancers disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate.  I have to say that I was disappointed in the presence of these ingredients.

Preparing and Serving the Dumplings

Theses dumplings are fully cooked but are frozen rock solid.  The packaging says that the preferred method of heating he 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 chose to ignore the suggest heating instructions and heat the dumplings in my air fryer.

Air Fryer Pork and Vegetable Dumplings Instructions

I like to cook these dumplings in my Ninja Foodie 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.

How Do the Dumplings Taste?

The pork and vegetable dumplings were great and we enjoyed them with a little soy sauce.  I wanted to make my regular Teriyaki based dipping sauce but given the fat and calorie content of these dumplings I couldn’t bring myself to add extra sugars as well.

We liked these dumplings but they are not as good as the other varieties.  My wife prefers the chicken potstickers while my favorite are the beef bulgogi dumplings.

Ready to eat Pork and vegetable dumplings

I realize that I am risking sharing too much information here but these dumplings did not agree with my stomach.

I do not know if it was the high fat content or the artificial flavor enhancers that caused the issues, but these dumplings and my stomach are not friends.

Between the calories, fat, artificial flavors and better dumpling options from Bibigo I do not see any reason why I will ever buy the pork and vegetable dumplings again.

Customer Reviews

I wanted to share what other people thought about these dumplings so I pulled up the customer reviews from Target’s website.  There were 63 reviews as of December, 2021 and overall people seemed to really like the dumplings with 89% of reviewers leaving a 5 or 4 Star review.

Cutomer Reviews of Pork and Vegetable Dumplings


Some of the representative comments left by reviewers include:

  • Wife and I bought these on impulse and I am very impressed! almost as good as fresh Mandu! will definitely be buying these again on our next trip.
  • I am Korean. this is a very authentic Korean dumpling! Bibigo brand is amazing! Taste much better than ones with bulgogi or chicken:)
  • Great flavor and easy to heat. There’s a beef one they sell at Costco that’s even better.


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