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Good dumplings (small, thin, homemade skin) in a sit-down restaurant -- like Shan Dong in San Francisco

Hungry Karen Nov 3, 2011 01:54 PM

I'm looking for a restaurant that has good dumplings (boiled and/or fried) that are comparable to Vanessa's or Super Taste. Does such a place exist in New York (preferably Manhattan). If any of you know Shan Dong on Irving in San Francisco, they do awesome regular dishes, e.g., their dry fried chicken, AND they have perfect boiled dumplings that come a dozen to a plate, are small, and have nice thin, homemade skin. Help me out! Thanks.

Super Taste
26 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

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  1. scoopG Nov 3, 2011 01:58 PM

    Post on the OB Board - You'll have to head to Flushing.

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      Hungry Karen Nov 3, 2011 02:14 PM

      Nothing in Manhattan? Do they have any decent dumplings (not soup dumplings) at 465 Shanghai?

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        Cheeryvisage Nov 3, 2011 02:23 PM

        They have steamed pork and vegetable dumplings and pan-fried pork dumplings, not boiled. Have not tried them though.

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          scoopG Nov 3, 2011 02:57 PM

          Well take a look at kathryn's post below on TKettle. Kathryn knows dumplings! Also, I don't know how I could have forgot - He Nan Flavor on Forsyth has excellent boiled dumplings. See my original review below with link to the Flushing flagship and slideshow photo of the big plate of boiled deliciousness. The Manhattan spot does have them.

          26 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

          He Nan Flavor
          68 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002

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        kathryn Nov 3, 2011 02:28 PM

        I still like the steamed ones at TKettle.

        26 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

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          hungrycomposer Nov 4, 2011 10:19 AM

          Somehow I had completely forgotten about TKettle! So happy to know that they're still good! My only complaint was that sometimes they steamed the dumplings for too long, but I think you can buy them cold and steam them at home.

          26 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

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          AubWah Nov 3, 2011 03:15 PM

          try the lamb dumplings at uncle zhou in elmhurst. they are superb. try the signature fish too, and spicy beef knife cut noodle soup

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