Category Archives: Chinese

East Village Dumpling Tour

New York City’s East Village neighborhood is replete with dumpling eating options.  Historically the East Village was home to Eastern European immigrants and there are still some excellent places to get pierogi and varenyky.  Over the past 15 years a … Continue reading

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Drunken Dumpling, New York, NY

Drunken Dumpling and its giant soup dumplings has been the darling of the foodie and hipster dumpling eating world since it opened in the fall of 2016.  When I first sampled soup dumplings across Shanghai I was told by my … Continue reading

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Shanghai Heping Restaurant, NY, NY

When I moved to NYC in 1991 there was no user friendly internet or Yelp or Gothamist top 10 lists or Google reviews or foodie blogs, to find a new Chinese restaurant you had to walk through Chinatown and try … Continue reading

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Dumpling Kingdom, New York, NY

Dumpling Kingdom is a tiny, somewhat dingy, mom and pop run dumpling shop near Washington Square Park, in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood.  They have a pretty good selection of house made dumplings and dumplings soups, and a short … Continue reading

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Joe’s Shanghai, New York, NY

Given that this is a New York City based dumpling blog, it is sort of amazing that this is the first review of Joe’s Shanghai.  I tried to visit once before but the line was down the block and so … Continue reading

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Hot Kitchen, New York, NY

Hot Kitchen, is a minimalist canteen in whitewashed brick and red beams, that serves Sichuan and some Northwestern Chinese dishes.  The menu has an extensive array of traditional sounding dishes and a small American Chinese Food section; the NYTimes review … Continue reading

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Yaso Tangbao, Brooklyn, NY

I wanted to love Brooklyn’s Yaso Tangbao but their dumplings did not get me there, they were good but not great.  When it opened back in October 2015 Yaso Tangbao got a lot of good press (see here).   The articles told … Continue reading

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Lava Kitchen, New York City, NY

The very recently opened Lava Kitchen is a spare, no design, stripped down casual spot serving Sichuan dishes.  The layout of the restaurant is such that every time the door opens a cold wind blows in from Broadway, luckily the … Continue reading

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Szechuan Garden, New York, NY

Each table top at Szechuan Garden has a built in hot plate to power the restaurant’s signature Sichuan hot pots.  For the hot pots you choose a stock, including the option of a vegetarian broth, selections from the list of … Continue reading

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Mr Robot’s Bo Hai Dumpling Town, New York City, NY

The USA TV show Mr. Robot has built a hardcore fan base that obsesses on Reddit about all the details embedded in the show.  The main character, Elliot Alderson, lives in the Two Bridges neighborhood of Manhattan above Bo Hai Dumpling Town.  Several … Continue reading

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