Costco is selling Chicken and Vegetable potstickers from Ling Lang and I recently brought a bag home with me. You get a little over four pounds of potstickers per bag and they are filled mostly with chicken and cabbage.
If you are at Costco wondering if you should buy these or not then I would strongly recommend against it as these were the worst potstickers I have ever eaten.
Keep reading and we will cover:
- Potsticker Calories and Nutrition
- How to Cook the Potstickers
- Why I Don’t Like the Product
- Are The Potstickers a Costco Value
Ling Lang Potsticker Calories and Nutrition
Five of these potstickers are a single serving and have the following calories and nutritional information:
- Calories: 270
- Fat: 6g (7% DV)
- Cholesterol: 30mg (11% DV)
- Sodium: 570mg (25% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 41g (15% DV)
- Protein: 13g
When you add in a tbsp of the included dipping sauce you get an extra 20 calories and 460mg of sodium.
These potstickers are heathier than Bibigo’s Beef Bulgogi Mandu Dumplings so that is at least one positive thing they have going for them.
How to Cook Ling Lang Potstickers
The recommended way to cook these potstickers is to:
- Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a skillet and coat the skillet evenely.
- Place the frozen potstickers in a single layer into the pan without crowding them.
- Add about a half cup of water to the skillet.
- Bring the water to a boil, then cover the skillet and simmer he potstickers on Medium High for 8 minutes.
- Uncover the pan and continue cooking until all of the water has evaporated.
This is the method I followed and it was pretty straightforward.
Ling Lang provides an alternative cooking method the involves bring a pot of water to a boil, adding he frozen dumplings and boiling for five minutes.
They advise against trying to cook the potstickers in a microwave.
Why I Do Not Like the Ling Lang Potstickers
These potstickers got three strikes from me and I threw the rest of the bag out after I tried the first batch,
Strike 1: The dumplings look ugly to me. They came out slightly browned on the bottom but had an unattractive, slightly greasy shine that I wasn’t excited to put in my mouth.
Strike 2: The wrapper is a thick, chewy dough. I like dumplings that have thin, almost delicate wrappers and these were giant doughballs.
Strike 3: The filling was watery and bland. After you fight your way through the thick wrapper you are rewarded with a pile of wet cabbage.
The only two positive things I can say about these dumplings is that the teriyaki style dipping sauce was tasty and I wasn’t tempted to break my diet while eating these.
If you are at Costco and want some good potstickers then put gown the ones from Ling Lang and grab a bag of Bibigo Mandu Bulgogi Chicken Dumplings.
Are the Ling Lang Potstickers a Costco Value?
I bought the 67.2 ounce bag of potstickers on sale for $7.49 but they are regularly priced at $10.49. At the regular price these dumplings cost $0.156 per ounce.
You can buy a 24 ounce package of these potstickers from Target for $7.99 which works out to a cost of $0.332 per ounce.
This means that you will save $0.18 per ounce (53%) when you but the dumplings at Costco.