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Good Chinese dumplings in Chicago?

Lecreusette Sep 2, 2009 06:53 PM

I'm a new University of Chicago student down in Hyde Park with a desperate hankering for dumplings. I'm happy to bike or take public transport for the goods! Cheapish and veggie options would be all the better. Thanks!

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    albierte Oct 10, 2009 01:17 PM

    You might want to try Happy Chef Dim Sum House on Archer Avenue. It's very Chinese. It's not full of tourists. It's a Chinese Restaurant for the Chinese locals. Don't get intimidated by the Chinese Menu. It's like being in China.
    A good time to go will be during the lunch hour. Dim Sum pot stickers are just steaming out of the kitchen.

    Happy Chef
    2164 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

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      jbw Sep 3, 2009 07:28 AM

      Moon Palace in Chinatown has very good potstickers and other dumplings.

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        ms. chow Sep 3, 2009 03:52 AM

        Ed's Potstickers is my favorite for xia long bao. I find in a lot of places in Chinatown that there's not enough liquid. The scallion pancakes are my other favorite. It is a trek to Bridgeport, but CTA can make it out for you.

        Lao Shanghai wold be my 2nd choice.

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          mountsac Sep 2, 2009 11:36 PM

          i don't really order dumplings, but i bet Lao Beijing and Ed's Potstickers have good dumplings - these two restaurants specialize in authentic northern Chinese fair.

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            Xellosw2099 Sep 2, 2009 07:05 PM

            How about taking cta go to Chinatown for them?

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              Lecreusette Sep 2, 2009 07:19 PM

              Thanks for the quick reply. Any particular spot in Chinatown? I don't know where to begin!

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                Xellosw2099 Sep 2, 2009 07:31 PM

                WEll, when u saying dumping , do u mean potsticker or xiao long bao?

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