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Aug 4, 2009 04:45 AM

Dumplings to go

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. re: LeahBaila

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

      1. re: LeahBaila

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

        1. re: ESNY

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

          1. re: bigjeff

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

            1. re: itryalot

              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.

          2. re: ESNY

            Their stuffed sesame pancakes are great too.

        2. 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.

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

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            1. re: notsochubbychubette

              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.

              1. re: douglas525

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

                1. re: notsochubbychubette

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

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

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              1. re: itryalot

                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.

              2. 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.