Costco Steamed Dumplings - Fun, Versatile, and Delicious!
Costco Dumplings Review
Product Name: Bibigo Steamed Dumplings - Chicken and Vegetable
Price: $12.49 Retail / $8.99 Sale
Quantity: 6 Trays (36 Steamed Dumplings)
Location Within Costco: Frozen Food Aisle
Price Per Tray: $2.08 / $1.50
There’s a lot to like about these Bibigo steamed dumplings from Costco. The price is more than fair and they are super convenient with only a 2-minute heat time.
The steamed dumplings can be eaten directly from the tray with a savory dipping sauce, or for a fancier meal, can be added to noodle soups. Whether by land or by sea, these Costco dumplings are delicious.
Value - 8/10
Convenience - 9/10
Taste - 7/10
Nutrition - 8/10
CFDB Score - 7/10
- Excellent price
- Versatile – Can be used in dumpling soup
- Only 2 minutes to cook
- Fun and unique tray
- Average chicken filling
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Bibigo Steamed Dumplings at Costco
A box of Bibigo dumplings from Costco weighs 2.47 pounds and contains 6 individually wrapped trays of dumplings. Each tray holds 6 dumplings, making a total of 36 fully cooked Costco dumplings for the entire box.
The juicy dumplings are made with chicken, cabbage, onion, and mushrooms all wrapped in a tender wrapper. Bibigo also includes 6 individual dipping sauce packets.
Dumpling vs Potsticker
I’ve reviewed a few different dumpling type products from Costco such as the potstickers and the Bibigo wontons. To clarify, the term dumpling refers to a smallish piece of dough that is wrapped around a filling.
The filling can be sweet or savory but is typically made from meats and vegetables. Dumplings can be steamed, boiled, or fried.
Potstickers are one specific type of dumpling as they fit the definition of dough wrapped around a filling. All potstickers are dumplings, but not all dumplings are potstickers. It’s a similar situation to squares and rectangles.
What differentiates a potsticker from the rest of the dumpling family is that they are usually pan fried and will have a crispy and crunchy exterior.
Wontons are also part of the dumpling family, but are often made with a thinner dough. Typically wontons are not served with dipping sauce as the filling is fully seasoned and are often served in soups. Costco does sell a wonton/dumpling soup that I will be reviewing soon!
Costco Cost Comparison - Frozen Steamed Dumplings
How much are Bibigo Dumplings at Costco?
Bibigo chicken and vegetable dumplings go for $12.49 at Costco, but can be had for $8.99 when they are on sale. This is a massive discount of $3.50 or 28%. You are essentially getting nearly 2 boxes or 12 dumplings for free. Not a bad deal!
At the $12.49 retail price, each tray of 6 steamed dumplings cost $2.08 and each individual dumpling goes for $0.35. When Costco discounts the Bibigo dumplings, the price per tray drops down to $1.50 and each Costco steamed dumpling costs $0.25.
Unfortunately it doesn’t appear that Bibigo sells a 36 count of dumplings anywhere besides Costco. In fact, these exact dumplings are rather hard to find elsewhere.
My local grocery store Tom Thumb sells a 6 pack (1 Tray) of Bibigo dumplings for $3.49. This is over twice the sale price of a tray of steamed dumplings from Costco!
Bibigo Dumplings Costco Taste Test
Before I get into the dumpling review, I want to mention two key points. First, I love how Bibigo has printed the instructions on the bag of each individual tray. One of the most annoying things is to have to keep a large box around so you have a copy of the cooking instructions.
This Bibigo box is definitely on the larger side and it’s nice to be able to store the food in the freezer without concern of the heating instructions.
Designated Dipping Sauce Spots
The second positive of these Costco dumplings is that each tray has a spot for the soy dipping sauce. The trays have designated sauce pouring spots that will assist in evenly distributing the sauce amongst the 6 dumplings.
Easy to Cook
For heating, everything was easy and went well. It took 2 minutes in the microwave as per the instructions and the food came out hot and ready to be eaten. I like to eat the dumplings directly from the tray; there’s less cleanup, and the dipping sauce spot is fun to use.
Because these are steamed dumplings the wrapper/skin is very soft and tender. The wrapper did a great job of holding in the filling while still being rather thin and fluffy.
I actually enjoyed the wrapper and much prefer it over the other Costco dumplings that I have tried such as the wontons or the potstickers.
Solid chicken and vegetable filling
The chicken and vegetable filling was good, but not award winning. There’s always expectations that need to be held in check when it comes to Costco’s frozen foods, but these are very tasty for what they are.
The chicken isn’t going to be the highest quality, which is expected, but it is juicy, flavorful, and gets the job done. The onion and cabbage flavor and texture are very present and there is even a slight hint of ginger that shines through.
Everything pairs so well, that these are best when you eat the entire dumpling in one bite.
Great Dipping Sauce
The dipping sauce is made with soy sauce and has a salty flavor profile with a touch of sweetness. The sauce soaks into the dumpling wrapper and is a must add to each and every dumpling. A touch of sriracha or chili oil would add some nice heat to the sauce and enhance the Bibigo dumplings.
Will you find better at a local dim sum or Asian restaurant? Most likely, but these are great at $1.50 per tray with only 2 minutes of prep time.
They are super versatile, as they can be eaten as-is for a quick snack or as an appetizer to an entree like Orange Chicken. You won’t regret having these Costco dumplings in your freezer.
Bibigo Steamed Dumplings Heating/Cooking Instructions
One of the major selling points of these Costco dumplings by Bibigo is how easy they are to heat up. You simply microwave them directly in the bag and tray for 2 minutes. Pour the sauce into the specified sauce spots and enjoy!
Only One Cooking Option
Use Microwave Only
- Cut one corner of the bag to allow the steam to escape.
- Place the package directly into microwave (1000W) and heat on high for 2 minutes.
- Cautiously open the bag at the seams and remove tray. Careful with hot steam.
- Serve Costco Bibigo Steamed Dumplings on the tray or on a plate & ENJOY!
Caution: Let the dumplings sit for 1 minute before removing from the microwave.
This is one of the rare Costco frozen foods that is going to be microwave only. Most frozen foods usually provide a microwave method in addition to oven baked directions, air fry, or pan cook options.
If you want to add these dumplings to a soup, still follow the recommended cooking method. Then once the dumplings are properly heated up, you can remove them from the tray and place them in your soup.
You can discard the sauce or even pour a little into the dumpling soup. Either way, the Costco dumplings will take on quite a bit of the soup/broth’s flavor.
Costco Bibigo Dumplings Nutritional Information
Costco Dumpling Calories
One serving of Bibigo Dumplings is one tray or 6 pieces. Each tray contains only 250 calories with 7 grams of fat, 34 grams of carbs, and 15 grams of protein.
Breaking this down further, each chicken and vegetable dumpling has 42 calories from 1.2 gram of fat, 5.6 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of protein.
I would say this isn’t half bad for the amount of food and how tasty the dumplings are. Any sort of dumpling is usually going to have an average nutritional profile at best considering the high amount of carbs that comes from the wrapper.
Each dumpling had around the amount of carbs I would have expected it to, but I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of total protein.
Dipping Sauce Nutrition & Sodium Content
The sauce is soy sauce based so it’s going to be fairly light in calories. Each packet of dipping sauce contains only 25 calories with 0 grams of fat, 6 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of protein.
The one drawback is the amount of sodium in each tray of dumplings from Costco. A 6 pack of dumplings is going to have 570mg of sodium which is 24% of the recommended daily value. Not the worst I’ve seen and actually pretty on par for frozen foods, but still something to be aware of.
The sauce also contains 370mg of sodium making the total sodium intake for the dumplings and the sauce to be 940mg. Combined this is nearly 40% of the daily recommended value!
These Costco steamed dumplings by Bibigo are a fun and enjoyable treat. The tray is unique and the sauce pairs really well with the chicken and vegetable dumplings.
They are perfect for when you are in a pinch and need a quick snack. I like to eat them as-is or even add them to soups. Costco’s price is more than fair for these frozen dumplings and when on sale at $8.99, you can’t really go wrong.