100 Favorite Dishes: Potstickers at Zoe Ma Ma

These potstickers at Zoe Ma Ma are even better than they look.
These potstickers at Zoe Ma Ma are even better than they look.
Danielle Lirette

No. 58: Potstickers at Zoe Ma Ma
Edwin Zoe knows that the best meal is the one mom makes; that's why he enlisted his own mom to create the dishes at his two Chinese restaurants. The potstickers at Zoe Ma Ma at Union Station or at the Boulder original, like everything else on the menu, are made by hand each day — just like Zoe remembers from his childhood. The dough is mixed and formed into perfect circles before being stuffed with what the restaurant says is a "top secret family recipe" of ground pork, shrimp and seasonings. Then they're pan-fried to a toasty brown, adding contrasting crunch to the pillowy texture. 

Each dumpling is a labor of love, and that love can be tasted in the final product, lending an additional something to light notes of ginger, scallion and a touch of salty soy. All this brings out the juicy, meaty quality of the filling — equal parts homey pork and sophisticated shrimp. Dipped in a tangy sauce bobbing with bright herbs and garlic, or given a burst of heat from a housemade chile oil, a new romance is kindled with each perfect potsticker.

Hungry for more? All the dishes in our 2016 countdown are linked below.

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No. 96: Housemade Burrata at Viand
No. 95: Schweinshaxe at Rhein Haus
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No. 80: Potato Tacos at El Tejado
No. 79: Corned Beef Heart at theWay Back
No. 78: The Fried Bologna Sandwich at Snarfburger
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No. 76: Duck Confit at Table 6
No. 75: Croque Monsieur at Fire
No. 74: Tahini Cookies at the Preservery
No. 73: The Alferd Packer Salad at MAD Greens
No. 72: The Tuna Poke Bowl at Ohana Island Kitchen
No. 71: Mini Chile Rellenos at La Loma
No. 70: The Combination Banh Mi at Vinh Xuong Bakery
No. 69: The Falafel Waffle at Moxie Eatery
No. 68: Korean Fried Duck Wings at Chow Urban Grill
No. 67:  Spaghetti Alla Carbonara at Spatola
No. 66: The Classic Burger from Skirted Heifer
No 65: The Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado at Poppies
No. 64: Super Pass Key Special at Pass Key
No. 63: How the West Was Won at Dozens Restaurant
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Zoe Ma Ma

2010 10th St.
Boulder, CO 80302

303-545-6262-1

www.zoemama.com

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1625 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80202

303-545-6262-2

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