Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dumpling Crawl!

Last weekend I went on a crazy dumpling-eating marathon! It was a whole group of foodies that get together and go to the top chinese dumpling spots in Chinatown! It was awesome because I have my standard favourites but we got taken to six different spots, NONE of which I had been to before! They were all really good and super cheap! My favourites was our first stop, Sweet Spring Dumpling and our last stop, Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle & Dumpling. Vanessa's was really good too, especially the duck sesame sandwich, which isn't technically a dumpling but we were advised to order it. By the fifth and sixth spot, we were all feeling way too full and were down to 1-2 dumpling each just to try. It was an intense experience and I felt like I might actually turn into a dumpling... but it was SO worth it! The last place, Lam Zhou, was especially amazing because it had the most local feel to it and no front sign in English and a guy pulling the noodles by hand in front of us! We ordered a bowl of the noodles too to all share, just to try and they were delicious! They had this interesting green chopped green garnish that they called "mustard" and it was meant to be added to the noodles. The steamed dumplings were great and also felt very handmade. The taste was really different than the other places, because they put ginger inside with the meat! I can't wait to go back and hit up all my favourites!

Sweet Spring Dumpling
25 Catherine St
New York, NY

Fried Dumpling
106 Mosco St
New York, NY
(212) 693-1060

Tasty Dumpling
54 Mulberry St
New York, NY
(212) 349-0070

New Wonton Garden
56 Mott St
New York, NY
(212) 966-4886

Vanessa's Dumpling House
118 Eldridge St,
New York, NY 10002

Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle & Dumpling
144 E Broadway (btwn Pike St & Rutgers St)
New York, NY 10002

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