Category Archives: Soup Dumpling

Happy Hot Hunan Restaurant, New York, NY

Happy Hot Hunan Restaurant opened back in 2015 in a prior location of the Wondee Siam chain.  The new owners kept the dining room fixtures, threw up some Chinese decorations and started cooking traditional Hunan style food – there is … Continue reading

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Coffee Break, New York, NY

Coffee Break is a french pastry coffee shop that suddenly decided to add Chinese food, primarily Shanghainese dishes, to its menu. Coffee Break caught my eye because the new signage advertised Pan Fried Buns (Sheng Jian Bao). The chef is from Shanghai … 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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Shun Lee, New York, NY

Shun Lee Palace on East 55th street opened in 1971 and originated Chinese fine dining in New York City. It’s original chef T.T. Wang, who previously worked for the Taiwanese Ambassador to the US, introduced General Tso’s Chicken, Hunan Fish and … 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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2016 Dumpling Round-Up

With 2016 coming to an end it is time look back at the best and worst dumplings of the year. Top raviolis were eaten at Vinateria in Harlem, their Ravioli in Brodo were sensational.  The best vegetarian dumplings were at The … Continue reading

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Uncle Luoyang, NY, NY

If I had ordered three types of dumplings, I suspect Uncle Luoyang’s would have been an epic fail, but since I only got two plates of bad dumplings, they only rate as a normal fail. I had high expectations for … 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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