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Best Dumplings in NYC....(?!)

tapioca Aug 30, 2009 04:21 AM


I have one nomination for best dumpling in NYC and would much appreciate hearing what others on chow think is the best....

My favorite: the chicken potstickers at Pho 32 & Shabu (been to locations on St Marks pl and K-town in Manhattan). Ingredients seem high-quality (no crunchy mystery bits of meat) and they have squeeze bottles of hoisin sauce on the tables, which does it for me.

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    addictedtolunch RE: tapioca Aug 30, 2009 06:54 AM

    Eating a dumpling with no mystery meet is like kissing through a screen door.

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      kathryn RE: tapioca Aug 30, 2009 08:14 AM

      If you mean all 5 boroughs, the best potstickers are in Flushing.

      But it's hard to compare potstickers to won tons to steamed dumplings to soup dumplings...

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        buttertart RE: kathryn Aug 30, 2009 08:25 AM

        Best potstickers are in Flushing - where? The best I've had in Manhattan recently were at Szechuan Gourmet on 39th - thin skins and fried just right. Chicken ones there are also v good.

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          kathryn RE: buttertart Aug 30, 2009 08:53 AM

          Zhu Ji Guo Tie!

          Zhu Ji Guo Tie
          40-52 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

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            scoopG RE: kathryn Aug 30, 2009 02:55 PM

            Oh Flushing has many so delights but one need not have to leave Manhattan to get delicious Guo Tie. Prosperity Dumplings on Eldridge is just as good if not better.

            Edited to add these links:

            Best Dumplings:

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              buttertart RE: scoopG Aug 31, 2009 05:41 AM

              Thanks Kathryn and scoopG - so many guotie, so little shijian!

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            psybab RE: buttertart Aug 31, 2009 03:10 PM

            I love the soup dumplings at nan xiang in flushing

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          G3B RE: tapioca Aug 31, 2009 06:23 AM

          My favorite dumpling is actually a vegetarian one at Peacefood Cafe. It is delicious with high quality ingredients and definitely no mystery ingredients. The place is new and great. It's on 82 St. and Amsterdam Ave.

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            tkm616 RE: tapioca Aug 31, 2009 01:51 PM

            fried dumpling (yup, that's the name of the place) on mosco. i think it's still 5 for $1. fully agree with addictedtolunch but no weird crunchy bits. and the watered down sriracha bottles only add to the allure.

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