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Rickshaw Dumpling Truck in Park Slope

vvv03 Feb 15, 2009 06:24 AM

My husband and I finally got dumplings from the Rickshaw Dumpling truck, which has been parked in various spots on 7th Avenue the past few weekends. We tried all three kinds -- vegetarian, pork and thai chicken basil. Unfortunately, they were all terrible. Incredibly bland, with dipping sauces that did nothing to help them out. The least worst was the thai chicken basil, mainly due to the fact that the dipping sauce (the only thick sauce) was marginally tasty. The pork dumplings (usually my favorite dumpling) were tasteless and the dipping sauce did nothing to help matters and the worst of the bunch were the vegetable ones which not only were bland but somehow slightly nausea inducing. The worst part is that they weren't cheap. Call me frugal, but I feel that one of the joys of good street food is that it shouldn't cost as much as anything you get from a restaurant or storefront. My husband bought them, but I am fairly certain they cost about $1 a dumpling. Sorry to leave such a bleak review, but in case you were curious/excited like I was, avoid.

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    ginsbera RE: vvv03 Feb 18, 2009 05:37 PM

    don't feel bad, you are not the only one who doesn't like Rickshaw. Their dumplings are bland, overpriced and not worth the time. Wonder why they are coming to the slope...i know we don't have good Chinese, but still.

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    1. re: ginsbera
      lambretta76 RE: ginsbera Feb 19, 2009 02:58 AM

      "i know we don't have good Chinese, but still"

      sounds like you still don't :(

      For very good dumplings in Brooklyn, I'd recommend Eton in Carroll Gardens. (Though they, too, are pricey.)

      1. re: lambretta76
        guide boy RE: lambretta76 Mar 1, 2009 10:09 AM

        Why Park Slope? High concentration of suckers with whiney kids.

    2. Bob Martinez RE: vvv03 Feb 19, 2009 05:04 AM

      Prosperity Dumpling on Eldridge St. - freshly made pork dumplings at 5 for $1. Take the F train to Grand St. and walk a few blocks.

      Prosperity Dumpling
      46 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

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        aravenel RE: vvv03 Feb 19, 2009 05:30 AM

        Strangely, I've actually made dumplings according to a recipe given by the owner that I found on The Kitchn (http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/as...). The dumplings from the recipe were fantastic. Haven't eaten from the truck though, perhaps the recipes are different?

        They are definitely expensive though, I can't get over paying $1 a piece when I can make 100 at home for $10, or buy them 5 for $1 in Chinatown.

        1. prunefeet RE: vvv03 Feb 28, 2009 03:59 PM

          This really is not very constructive, but I really hated the dumplings I had at Rickshaw on 23rd street, I have to assume they are one and the same.

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