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Aug 30, 2009 04:21 AM

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


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

    1. 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...

      5 Replies
      1. re: kathryn

        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.

        1. re: buttertart

          Zhu Ji Guo Tie!

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

          1. re: kathryn

            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:

            1. re: scoopG

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

          2. re: buttertart

            I love the soup dumplings at nan xiang in flushing

        2. 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.

          1. 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.