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Feb 25, 2011 06:48 PM

Chinatown tomorrow-BEST XLB

OK- need an up to the minute update- who's making the best soup dumplings in Chinatown now? Going tomorrow and gotta know...I know there's gotta be better than Joe's Shanghai!!

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  1. I had great soup dumplings the other day at Shanghai Asian Manor on Mott St. Highly recommended!

    Shanghai Asian Manor
    21 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    1. I've had no complaints about Joe's Shanghai. What haven't you liked about them?

      Joe's Shanghai
      24 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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        1. re: scoopG

          then head down the block to Joe Ginger....

      1. The best XLB's in NYC are found at Nan Xiang in Flushing. For Manhattan:

        Shanghai Cafe Deluxe - 100 Mott Street
        Shanghai Garden - 14A Elizabeth Street - maybe under a new name.
        New Nice Green Bo - 66 Bayard Street

        If you are really stuck on Joes - just go to Joes Ginger right down the street at # 9 Pell. Same owner, same soup dumplings, no lines.

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        1. re: scoopG

          Shanghai Cafe was OUTSTANDING! Pork 8 for $4.95 and Crabmeat and Pork, 8 for $6.95. Their Shechuan wontons were amazing too!! GREAT CALL scoopG

          1. Congee Bowery has decent XLBs. The $3.50/6 dumpling price-point puts them at the top of my list.

            Congee Bowery
            207 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

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            1. re: coasts

              Most other XLB places serve eight XLB's per order. If price-point is a concern then head to Best Fuzhou at 71A Eldridge for their Fuzhou Dumpling Soup: 12 for $3.00

              1. re: scoopG

                hmmm, i feel like there's usually six per order. i'm willing to believe that i'm wrong.

                1. re: coasts

                  I've seen eighter smaller and six larger at various places.

                2. re: scoopG

                  I would imagine most places would serve eight per order........along the lines of the number *8* being good luck.