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Dumpling Suggestions?

offaly_tasty Dec 6, 2007 12:09 PM

I just moved up from NYC and am curious of where I can find Shanghai-style dumplings in Boston? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps Dec 6, 2007 12:14 PM

    The dumplings at Shanghai Gate, at the corner of Comm Ave and Harvard on the Brookline/Allston line, are justly renowned. Everything's good there, in fact.

    1. gini Dec 7, 2007 05:02 AM

      In descending order, I like the soup dumplings at:
      New Shanghai
      Taiwan Cafe
      King Fung Garden

      I haven't tried them at Wing's or Shanghai Gate yet.

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      1. re: gini
        FoonFan Dec 7, 2007 06:27 AM

        Mulan is good, too.

        1. re: FoonFan
          JennyL Dec 7, 2007 06:31 AM

          my chinese husband swears by Hong Kong Eatery. It may be cash only, IIRC.

          1. re: FoonFan
            gini Dec 7, 2007 06:33 AM

            I haven't had soup dumplings at Mulan, just their regular dumplings which are ok, but not as great as Wang's or Qingdoa. What are their soup dumplings like?

            1. re: gini
              jvish Dec 7, 2007 06:54 AM

              Taiwan Cafe has the closest thing to the Soup Dumplings in NY.

              New Shanghai are very good as well but not quite the same as the dumplings that you find at the better places in NYC

              1. re: jvish
                yumyum Dec 7, 2007 12:01 PM

                I really enjoy the soup dumplings at Taiwan Cafe -- and didn't care for the ones I had at Wing's. Some people will swear that the ones at TC are a different animal than those at Joe's Shanghai in NY but I've not been to JS so I know not. Different strokes, I guess.

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          FoolForFood Dec 7, 2007 02:10 PM

          Where do you find good dumplings in NYC?

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          1. re: FoolForFood
            Dr.Jimbob Dec 7, 2007 05:27 PM

            I find good Shanghai dumplings (aka xiao long bao, soup dumplings or XLB) at Shanghai Cafe on Mott Street in Chinatown. Joe's Shanghai is decent, but not in Shanghai Cafe's class.

            I'm afraid I haven't come across anything at Shanghai Cafe level in Boston, but in contrast to multiple people in this thread, I'd place Wing's Kitchen in Chinatown and Shanghai Gate in Allston above Taiwan Cafe (which places third). Haven't been to New Shanghai yet, and I have regretted trying them anywhere else in the Boston area.

            Wings Kitchen
            23 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

            Shanghai Gate
            204 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

            Shanghai Cafe
            100 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

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