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what happened to fried dumpling on allen street

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cherrypatter Jun 20, 2009 10:41 AM

i went by about 2 weeks ago and they were closed. do they have limited hours, only open for dinner, or are they not open certain days of the week?

thanks so much.

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    fourunder RE: cherrypatter Jun 20, 2009 11:02 AM

    If I recall, there were threads queries similar to yours stating the doors were shut as far back as last summer.....Prosperity is in the area I believe for an alternative option for you.

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      cherrypatter RE: fourunder Jun 20, 2009 11:09 AM

      sad. ok, i'll check prosperity out. i did do a search but it was a little challenging to find "fried dumpling" and i did not hunt all the way back to last june. thanks so much.

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        il Trifulau RE: cherrypatter Jun 20, 2009 01:32 PM

        Please.
        Don't get me started.
        I LOVED 99 Allen St Fried Dumplings.

    2. shane RE: cherrypatter Jun 22, 2009 01:33 PM

      http://eater.com/archives/2009/04/the...

      I actually preferred Vanessa's dumplings two blocks away on Eldridge.

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        jhupiter RE: shane Mar 19, 2010 12:16 PM

        To the untrained eye/palate, Vanessa's dumplings might seem better. However, if you watch them prepare the dumplings, you'll see that they use way too much oil, and the dumplings themselves have a much thicker skin than 99 Allen Street dumplings. The properly constructed fried dumpling (guo tieh) has a thin, almost translucent skin with a delicately crispy bottom, to reflect the correct method of cooking them (i.e., fry-steam method). Furthermore, the traditional shape for guo-tieh is oblong, more like a hot dog, rather than a miniature, overstuffed empanada. Vanessa's has lots of good stuff, but I believe their fried dumplings are inferior to those of 99 Allen Street (now of 40-04 Union Street in Flushing). I too lament the move to Flushing as it will now take me longer commute to get my dumpling fix. boo-hoo.

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        wangspock RE: cherrypatter Feb 19, 2010 04:48 PM

        They reopen in Queens 2 weeks ago.

        Fried Dumpling Shan Dong
        40-04 Union St, Flushing NY 11354
        718-939-3489

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