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Sep 2, 2009 06:53 PM

Good Chinese dumplings in Chicago?

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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  1. How about taking cta go to Chinatown for them?

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    1. re: Xellosw2099

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

      1. re: Lecreusette

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

    2. 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.

      1. 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.

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

          1. 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