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itryalot Aug 4, 2009 04:45 AM

Looking for great quality chinese (pork and chive, or pork and cabbage) steamed or fried dumplings to eat and walk with. (Sounds ilke a personals ad).
I heard of this place that has 5/$1, can it be real pork meat in there?

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  1. LeahBaila RE: itryalot Aug 4, 2009 05:00 AM

    Any particular part of town? If not, check out Prosperity Dumpling: http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

    www.thelunchbelle.com

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      ukitali RE: LeahBaila Aug 4, 2009 07:10 AM

      I like the dumplings at Dumpling Man but they are a bit pricey compared to the Chinatown variety.

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        ESNY RE: LeahBaila Aug 4, 2009 07:20 AM

        Prosperity Dumpling is amazing. I ate there twice on Saturday. 10 dumplings for $2=bliss

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          bigjeff RE: ESNY Aug 5, 2009 08:35 AM

          Prosperity Dumpling is your only choice. it's the bomb. heavy hand with the MSG tho. fried perfectly, plenty savory, plenty meat.

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            itryalot RE: bigjeff Aug 5, 2009 08:36 AM

            MSG might be a problem for me...headaches, nausea...

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              bigjeff RE: itryalot Aug 5, 2009 11:17 AM

              ya if I'm hungry or feeling particular gluttonous I might get 3 bucks worth and just sit for a spell (the playground about a block up is perfect) but I def. get some dry mouth after.

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            craig_g RE: ESNY Aug 5, 2009 01:21 PM

            Their stuffed sesame pancakes are great too.

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              LeahBaila RE: craig_g Aug 6, 2009 04:42 AM

              Indeed!!

              www.thelunchbelle.com

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          sholli RE: itryalot Aug 4, 2009 07:31 AM

          I believe that Fried Dumplings (106 Mosco St) does 5/$1. The ones at Tasty Dumpling (54 Mulberry St) are good options if not exactly elegant ingredients, and they're 5/$1.25.

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            notsochubbychubette RE: itryalot Aug 4, 2009 08:10 AM

            Vanessa's...pork and cabbage are DELISH.
            2nd and 3rd

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              douglas525 RE: notsochubbychubette Aug 4, 2009 10:36 AM

              Agree with Vanessa's, but the location in LES/Chinatown is a heckuvalot cheaper. Also look at a place at 47 Henry Street - hole in the wall with $1 deals that may or may not have a name.

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                notsochubbychubette RE: douglas525 Aug 4, 2009 10:52 AM

                true, but when you get your to go order, you can stock up with a 30 pack for like 8 bucks.

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                  douglas525 RE: notsochubbychubette Aug 5, 2009 04:23 PM

                  Wait...the 14th Street location offers 30 dumplings to go for $8?

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              itryalot RE: itryalot Aug 4, 2009 12:12 PM

              Are all of these like street food, or would you have to take them home?

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                notsochubbychubette RE: itryalot Aug 4, 2009 12:14 PM

                vanessa's is both. You can sit there and eat, take it home or eat in while walking. I think any dumpling place is considered "street food" so long as you tell then to throw it on a plate and take a fork or some chopsticks.

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                athenahoya RE: itryalot Aug 5, 2009 12:22 PM

                Chinatown is def the place to go but I know a spot called "Plump Dumplings" in East Village on 12th St near 2nd Ave corner. The owner is very friendly and their dumplings are great. It has a lot of fillings and real meat for sure. I think 6 of them is about $5. You can buy them in soup, steamed, fried. You could also dine in, take out or delivery.

                1. guttergourmet RE: itryalot Aug 6, 2009 11:35 AM

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/351670

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