Dumplings, Gyozas, Wantones, Empanadas … we can continue with an endless list of dishes filled with immense variety. However, we have found that we always talk about the style of cooking and the confection – we’ve instead decided to talk about all the flavors hidden inside. We want “stuff” you full of our best recommendations for dumplings/wantones/empanadas in Barcelona.
Two young Mexicans, Ana and Eduardo, fell in love with Asian gastronomy and decided to start their dream business – uniting Mexican and Asian culture to create delicious dumplings. With dough made by hand, there are phenomenal filling options such such as pork with ginger, Mediterranean style veal, Thai shrimp, and shitakes and carrots. If we start well, we have to finish well -we decided on the Apple Pie dumplings with vanilla ice cream. Do not forget to stop by Gracia and take some home.
Photo: Kathrin Behrens
Troubled by the hustle and bustle of work? No time to eat? Never! there is always time to enjoy a good and healthy meal – that is why Pandan is dedicated to you, offering a variety of Vietnamese rolls, where fast food and good food is the philosophy. From options such as egg, avocado and carrot; roast pork with onions and cilantro; arugula and daikon; or aubergine, piquillo pepper and cauliflower. Fillings, fillings and more fillings is what Pandan lets us indulge in.
Photos: Anel González
Go into the El Born and enter this small establishment that pays tribute to Asian cuisine. Here, the variety of dumplings is impressive, with explosive fillings – from vegetabes to pork to prawns, each flavor is better than the last . It is a very difficult decision to know which one will make you fall in love, so we recommend you go with a couple of friends and ask for a little bit of everything.
Photos: Mahala Marcet
It is impossible not to fall in love with Argentinian empanadas. Luckily, in Barcelona, we have great varieties to taste and enjoy. In the neighborhood of Sant Antoni is El Laurel, a place full of impressive flavors. Here, empanadas are an art form. You can sample from traditional meat empanadas, to spinach; to cuttlefish, tomato, basil and mozzarella, or try our favorite vegetarian empanada of Shitake mushrooms, almonds and goat cheese. Come hungry, because when you get here you will want to eat everything.
Text: Aguasanta Robert