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Apr 25, 2002 03:32 PM

What to order at Ed's House of Pot Stickers?

  • j

Want to go to Ed's tomorrow evening and when I drove by today got out of the car and looked at the English menu in the window. It looked bland. These was also a Chinese version but I can't read Chinese. Any suggestions on what is good (and not on the English menu)?

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  1. When you get there, ask for the Chinese menu with English translations. I liked the xiao long bao--or shanghai buns. These are commonly referred to as soup dumplings as they contain a tablespoon or two of soup that explodes when you bite into the "dumper." I've not tried their namesake pot stickers but have heard good things about them--they are very long and thin.

    I've included my original post on Ed's in the link below.


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    1. re: Paul Tyksins


      if you like the soup dumplings at ed's you'll love 'em at moon palace.

      1. re: zim

        Zim, hmm, this is a tough call. I've had them at Moon Palace, see, and I wasn't all that impressed. I think it might be a dead heat all around. Both were lacking in "soup" but I think Ed's and Moon are basically the only game in town. I haven't tried Shanghai Restaurant in the Chinatown Mall, however. Are they serving them up?

        1. re: Paul Tyksins

          Hey paul,

          I am not a soup dumpling expert, nor do i play one on tv, but the crab meat dumpling with sauce stuffing I had at moon palace was miles better than that at ed's. More, better, soup, and the dumpling meat filling had a much nicer taste. Plus, they bring out the ginger at moon palace (though i didn't ask at ed's).

          I think shanghai closed.

    2. v
      Vital Information

      The first time we went to Ed's, inspired by the reviews on this board, we were blown away also, by the totally banal menu. Plus, our waitress spoke no english. She did, however, try to draw us the dumplings.

      Based on the reviews, I knew there had to be something else, and it was either find it or leave. I poked around by the kind of bar thing near the kitchen, and I found a whole other menu, with a lot of neat stuff. It looks kind of like a big placemat. It no way translates the chinese menu, but it gives you enough to work with. Plus, the is another woman, who seems to be a proprietor, who speaks excellent english (she had shown up half-way thru our original dinner). If she is there, she can surely assist.

      Ed's specializes in northern or bejing style food. It's fairly close to szechuan style. It is VERY oily and the emphasis is on breadish things vs. rice: dumplings, noodles, buns, etc. Just order an assortment off of the cool menu and you'll be ok.