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Dumpling House (Eldridge Street) Gone or Expanding ????

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georgiebest66 Dec 12, 2007 11:18 AM

Stopped there today to grab some dumplings at lunchtime and it was closed. The inside was gutted and it looks like the space is being enlarged (renovation includes the store front next door). Is it curtains for the DH or is it expanding into larger quarters?

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  1. Bob Martinez RE: georgiebest66 Dec 12, 2007 11:33 AM

    http://eater.com/archives/2007/12/eat...

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      georgiebest66 RE: Bob Martinez Dec 12, 2007 11:47 AM

      Thanks for that quick update. Glad to see they will be back....

    2. Chandavkl RE: georgiebest66 Dec 12, 2007 02:05 PM

      Anyone know if Vanessa's Dumplings are comparable?

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        wleatherette RE: Chandavkl Dec 13, 2007 10:14 AM

        pretty tasty but a much thicker skin. the thing to get is the sesame pancake sandwich with roast pork.

      2. scoopG RE: georgiebest66 Dec 13, 2007 09:42 AM

        There is Prosperity Dumplings at 46 Eldridge which is open. I notice that Jin Feng (Gold Wind) at 6 Eldridge Street is closed up. Was that your Eldridge Street spot?

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          Peter Cherches RE: scoopG Jan 9, 2008 06:56 PM

          The sesame pancake with beef at Prosperity is fabulous.

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          kerteman RE: georgiebest66 Jan 6, 2008 08:26 PM

          I went by dumpling house today and the whole block looked renovated and no sign of our beloved dumpling house. Anyone have more info?

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            nativeNYer RE: kerteman Jan 6, 2008 08:30 PM

            hi kerteman, there are two simultaneous posts re dumpling house. here's the link for the other one that states it will reopen soon and suggests that vanessa's dumplings as viable alternative. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/476332

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            kerteman RE: georgiebest66 Jan 7, 2008 07:58 PM

            Thanks all. I went to Vanessa today after reading all the posts. I live very close by and had no idea it was there. The cashier said it is the same owner and old location will reopen this week.
            Hot and sour soup was excellent ,sesame pancake was more like a hamburger bun ,not nearly as good as old style. I think they are still getting in the groove with service, customers were annoyed by the wait. Did not try the dumplings today.

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              wleatherette RE: kerteman Jan 8, 2008 05:59 AM

              it's been open for a while - at least a year, anyway. the service has always been pretty disorganized. it's a good idea to call ahead, as during busier times the wait to receive your order gets really long. i was stuck there for half an hour on one memorable occasion.

            2. scoopG RE: georgiebest66 Jan 9, 2008 12:24 PM

              Re-opened yesterday. Larger seating area and new paper menu. Quite a crowd when I was there and they did not have Sheng Jian Bao (Pork Fried Bun - nonyeast-bread-pan fried-bun) or Dan Bing (Egg Round Flat Cake.) With a lot of people waiting for their food I decided to to walk down Eldridge to Prosperity Dumpling instead.

              1. ramen girl RE: georgiebest66 Jan 11, 2008 07:12 PM

                I was so shocked , thought i walked into a restaurant. There was tables and the place actually looked very good.I ordered the pork and chive dumpling ,notice the price went up it's now 4 for $1.They also have a paper menu and saw many new items are included with a slight price increase..After a bite on the dumpling the only change i can see is there is a bit less filling.It was still tasty and still a bargain even with a increase.

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                  vinegarhill RE: ramen girl Jan 17, 2008 06:39 PM

                  I was bracing myself for a price increase, but that's not too bad.

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                  Food Fiend RE: georgiebest66 Jan 20, 2008 02:13 PM

                  Went today. Specifically, there are ~7 two-tops and one round table that seats ~6-7. If you get your food hot, it's still fabulous, but the service is seriously disorganized currently. (Serving order numbers in the nineties (with same dishes ordered) before completing orders in the seventies.) As a result, it's easy to have some food piping hot and scrumptious and other food tepid and far less appealing. You can try keeping an eagle eye on your own order until they straighten out the glitches (if ever). Nice to have the extra space, which already seems filled by extra customers.

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