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Jan 22, 2011 06:31 AM

Mama Su's Bayside

212-22 48th avenue

There is now a 3rd place to get good soup dumplings. The first 2 are in Flushing and yoo can now get them in Bayside at Mama Su's. I only tried the dumplings and the scallion pancakes. Both were very good.

They have a funky menu too. Mostly Asian but some German sausages and Mexican food.

But the soup dumplings are made right there and they are tasty. And the staff was very personable and helpful.

I scanned the menu.

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  1. "Home of organic German, international dumplings, steam buns, dumplings and more"

    1. Okay, that is the weirdest thing I've ever seen.

      Can you eat dinner there, or just take out?

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      1. re: tkln

        You can eat there but it is pretty minimalist. And I read on another site that is is "self serve" but you can't access any of the food so I guess you just walk up to the counter when the food is ready.

        1. re: frankie5angels

          Thanks...might try and check this out tonight....

        2. re: tkln

          Checked it out for lunch today. The place was bigger than I expected. It'll seat about 60 people. The waitress came to the table to take our order and later brought the food to the table. But everything was served on plastic or paper. They did not use real plates or utensils.

          The food was hit and miss. The soup dumplings and scallion pancake were very good. The soup dumplings had a delicate skin and good flavor (please note that I am not an expert on soup dumplings).

          Also ordered two soup noodles (wonton with udon and grilled pork chop with rice noodles) and a spare ribs over rice. The wonton with udon was okay, but the other two were disappointing. The pork chop had a sort of sweet/sour sauce that did not work well. The spare ribs were 4 big ribs that had little flavor.

          I will go back and try their other dishes since I live nearby, but I would avoid the pork chops and spare ribs in the future.

        3. I've had many soup dumplings in my life and the ones at Mama Su's are excellent. Getting them in Bayside is a real convenience to those in eastern Queens or western Nassau. They are definitely worth seeking out.

          Mama Su's
          212-22 48th Ave, Queens, NY 11364

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          1. re: rsticks

            Do they have the pork & crab combination dumplings as well?

            1. re: BigV

              Yes, they have the regular pork and also pork/crab. I had the pork/crab. See a link to the menu in the original posting above. The dumplings were made to order by the chef only after I ordered them (rolling, filling and steaming).

            2. re: rsticks

              Finally went last night...I'll echo Robotron's comment - the soup dumplings and scallion pancake were very good (though I too am no expert) but everything else we tried was meh. My OH insisted on getting chicken wings and was severely disappointed (I didn't even try them). We also got the ginger beef - the flavor was good but the beef was very very chewy and not tender at all. I'm not picky about my beef but I only ate a few pieces. The coconut bubble tea was great though. :-)

            3. >There is now a 3rd place to get good soup dumplings. The first 2 are in Flushing ...

              Little late to this party, but what are your Flushing faves? Nan Xiang? Joe's?

              Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao
              38-12 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

              Joe's Shanghai
              136-21 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

              1. Not sure if anyone knew this, but I drove past here last night and they seem like they are out of business. Closed/For sale sign on the front windows.