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Any decent soup dumplings on the UES?

michele cindy Jan 19, 2009 05:54 AM

Will be on the ues today. I don't have time to travel to CT, wondering if there are any decent soup dumplings to be found on the UES? thanks!

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  1. JungMann Jan 19, 2009 06:22 AM

    There's a Shanghainese restaurant on the northern end of Midtown East that might fit the bill.

    Our Place
    141 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

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      KTinNYC Jan 19, 2009 06:34 AM

      Shanghai Pavilion gets some love from posters I trust.

      Shanghai Pavilion
      1378 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10075

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      1. re: KTinNYC
        xigua Jan 19, 2009 08:52 AM

        I was just there yesterday and had one dumpling. The skin is quite thick but the meat itself is ok and the juices plentiful.

        1. re: xigua
          michele cindy Jan 19, 2009 11:56 AM

          The dumplings were fine. I didn't think they were too thick, but I did think there could have been more broth. Our craving was satisfied. The other dishes were fine too. We went for lunch. I had the tangerine beef, and my kids had the roast pork lo mein. I still can't get over the tangerine beef I had at Shanghai Cafe last month, that was the best ever. So crispy, it was just like extra crunchy kfc, without the bad greasy taste to go with it. Thanks for recommending Shangai Pavillion it was a good substitute. Also the service was very friendly. The maitre 'd/ waiter/ mgr also recommended a dish for me he saw how I devoured the hot chili oil, and thought I would enjoy, pepper chicken (?), which uses 3 types of peppers, and is very spicy. Next time I'll give it a try.

          1. re: michele cindy
            KTinNYC Jan 19, 2009 12:05 PM

            This reminds me to try the tangerine beef at Shanghai Cafe, thanks.

            1. re: KTinNYC
              michele cindy Jan 20, 2009 08:44 AM

              The sauce is pretty typical. If you like it spicy make sure you ask, otherwise it was mild. It's the crispiness of the beef that was the best part. I hope it's always like that and I just didn't catch them on their oil cleaning day.

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