Mother's Dumplings - A Real Chowfind
Thanks to all who recommended this place. This is yet another place I never would have tried/found but for fellow Chowhounds. And, man, was it good.
I ordered enough for 2. And ate almost all of it, I am embarrassed to admit.
I started with the pork and chive dumplings. To my surprise, there were 12 of them. Real nice, thick, homemade wrappers enveloping succulent, moist filling. Dipped in a concoction of soy, vinegar, and chili sauce (all available at each table). Mmmm... I finished them, no problem. They are surprisingly light, too.
Then, I had the green onion pancake. When it arrived, I realized that I should have definitely brought a friend along. But, anyhow, the pancake was quite good: crispy & comforting. Again, I couldn't help but finish it.
Finally, Da Lu Noodles: a very large steaming bowl of light broth with handmade noodles, minced beef, egg, cabbage, and woodears. Perfect December food.
All dishes were served PIPING hot, and with a hurried smile and complimentary hot tea. It was plenty for 2, and all for $13.65 plus tip.
Go to this place.
Great place, isn't it? And you can buy frozen dumplings to take home, too. A nice substitute for my mom's homemade dumplings.
I finally tried Mother's Dumplings today. I ordered the boiled pork and bok choi dumplings, and the chive and egg pancake. Talk about a generous serving sizes. The chive and egg pancake was different than I expected.It was more like a flat half-moon shaped dumpling than a pancake, filled with a delicate egg and chive mixture. Everything was very fresh tasting. Much more than I should have eaten, for $9.96.
I've had the exact items that Fwagra ordered many times, and they remain excellent with each visit.
Definitely a great place, let's hope they have a fabulous 2007.