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desperate for dumplings!

In the last few years I've eaten my way around New York in search of good vegetarian dumplings. I've had a few decent ones, but none come close to the kind found in Taiwan or mainland China. All the ones i've tried here have chunky, bland filling, with really thick wrappers. Surely there must be some truly outstanding vegetarian dumplings in this great city??? I've tried the dumplings at Ollie's, New Green Bo, Vanessa's, Rickshaw Dumpling Bar, Prosperity Dumpling, Sammy's Noodle Shop, Rohm, Spice, and some other places I can't remember. Help, please! I'm getting desperate!

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  1. You might want to give your post a more descriptive title, and also note where you've already been. That said, I like Dim Sum Go Go. Chinatown Brasserie is good also, but expensive.

    1. have you even been to fried dumpling? not translucent paper thin wrappers, but damn good..

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      1. re: smokeandapancake

        thanks -- I've tried the dumplings at Ollie's, New Green Bo, Vanessa's, Rickshaw Dumpling Bar, Prosperity Dumpling, Sammy's Noodle Shop, Rohm, Spice, and some other places I can't remember.

        1. re: sourgirl

          rickshaw is awful...prosperity i love as well as vanessa's....you didnt like them? i actually have vanessa's in my freezer now..dinner!

          1. re: LeahBaila

            Fried Dumpling on Allen closed. Fried Dumpling on Mosco is still there, but I don't recall their having vegetarian dumplings.

            1. re: Chandavkl

              Fried Dumpling on Mosco HAS veggie dumplings, maybe just frozen as I only get them that way (frozen). 50 for $10 and they're delish!!! We take them home and fry them and yummy.

        2. I've heard Dumpling Man is pretty good for Vegetable dumplings.

          http://www.dumplingman.com/

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          1. re: fourunder

            I went to Dumpling Man 3 years ago and never returned. I disliked all of the flavors that I tried intensely including the vegetarian.

            Dim Sum Go Go has some great vegetarian dumplings including the snow pea one.

            1. re: windycity

              When you say you did not like the flavors, do you mean the seasonings or the protein and vegetable combinations? Personally, I generally stick to pork and or shrimp offerings. I never order vegetable dumplings myself, but will when out with company. Concerning the seasonings, they use ginger, chives and scallions with soy sauce and or sesame oil as the basic seasonings...pretty traditional. With regards to the vegetable, they used two kinds tofu, one regular and another smoked.....it's possibly the latter that didn't sit well with you.

              I can completely understand your feelings though....I have commented on the same about Dim Sum Go Go....Some Dim Sum are very good and others simply don't work for me. I like the concepts of both Dumpling Man and Dim Sum Go Go......but I'm perfectly happy going to Prosperity for my pork dumpling fix.... and Jing Fong or Oriental Garden for my dim sum fix.

          2. Dim Sum a Go Go - must have pan fried pork dumplings, and the duck dumplings are amazing!!
            But if you go, be sure to have baked pork buns, they sell out by 4PM In fact they sell out of many things...
            And best entree: ginger beef! Best anywhere.

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            1. re: mirandabrooklyn

              The OP is looking for vegetarian dumplings.

              1. re: mirandabrooklyn

                Dim Sum Go Go also has a wide variety of vegetarian options. There are like 10 vegetable dumplings on the menu. I liked one I tried a lot. I think it may have been the snow pea leaf dumplings.

              2. Have you ever tried Shanghai Cafe in Chinatown? I go there specifically for their vegetable dumplings and a beer. I'm a meat eater and I don't miss it one bit when I have there dumplings.

                www.inbundles.com