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Where the best place for dumplings in Chinatown?

rubens4t Jun 4, 2008 01:17 PM

Looking for the best place for soup dumplings, fried dumplings and wonton in Chinatown. A good place for jellyfish would be great too.

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  1. scoopG RE: rubens4t Jun 4, 2008 01:54 PM

    Soup Dumplings: Shanghai Cafe at 100 Mott Street.
    Pan Fried Dumplings: Prosperity at 46 Eldridge Street

    Wonton as in wonton soup? New Chao Chao at 111 Mott Street is my favorite.

    Haven't had Jellyfish in a long while but the last time I did it was at the Shanghai Cafe.

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      MMRuth RE: scoopG Jun 5, 2008 01:15 PM

      Just came home from trying the dumplings at each place and they were wonderful!

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        Lau RE: scoopG Jun 5, 2008 03:41 PM

        i like new chao chow's wonton noodle soup, but i think the best wonton noodle soup is at ny noodletown, very much reminds me of the wonton noodle soup u get i hk (not as good, but still very good)....i went to alot of places for a while trying to find a good wonton noodle soup (i got a huge craving after i went back to hk) and i think ny noodletown is the best and most consistent i could find

      2. Chandavkl RE: rubens4t Jun 5, 2008 12:40 PM

        You probably saw the revived similar thread from earlier this year and the food fight that the subject causes. I'll second Prosperity Dumplings for pan friend dumplings.

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          FuDee RE: rubens4t Jun 5, 2008 12:50 PM

          I have had soup dumplings from them all, and nothing touches Joe's Shanghai- simple as that. New Green Bo makes excellent fried pork dumplings.


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            nokitsch RE: rubens4t Jun 5, 2008 01:56 PM

            goody's soupy dumplings

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              scoopG RE: nokitsch Jun 5, 2008 02:15 PM

              Goodies was my personal favorite soup dumpling spot until they closed about 4-5 weeks ago! Now it is a Fuzhou Restaurant which I stopped in one day to check out...


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              steakfight RE: rubens4t Jun 5, 2008 02:11 PM

              There's great dumplings at the little place next door to the Bangkok Thai grocery store on Mosco st. $1 for five dumplings. Good hot and sour soup too.

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                Ike RE: steakfight Jun 5, 2008 02:54 PM

                That place is OK, but their dumplings are nowhere near as good, nor as big, as Prosperity's (which are the same price). Unfortunately Prosperity is in a much less convenient location for me -- but nonetheless I'll walk well out of my way for their dumplings, unless I'm really tired or in a real hurry.

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                  Lau RE: steakfight Jun 5, 2008 03:39 PM

                  i dont like that place, the skins are way too doughly and really soft at all...probably the worst out of the $1 dumpling places

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                  traumachef RE: rubens4t Jun 5, 2008 03:06 PM

                  Prosperity's has great dumplings and very good hot and sour soup for a buck. Excellent pork chop house has good jelly fish, as an app. that is very tasty.

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                    Lau RE: traumachef Jun 5, 2008 03:39 PM

                    yeah i like their jelly fish app as well

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