Where to go downtown for dumplings Thurs lunch
Shanghai Cafe 100 Mott St has an excellent dumpling and soup dumpling selection. It's a busy place where you may have to wait but it's big enough that the wait is not long. Bubble tea too. Watch the guys selling knockoffs on the street outside. They even have catalogues. Another NY moment!!
100 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
Wound up not being able to go on Thurs, so I took the whole family this afternoon to the city. First was an afternoon at the Chocolate Show and then it was to be dumplings galore for dinner. When we arrived at Prosperity we were taken aback that it was basically take out except for 3 or 4 stools. (Not too clean inside, either.)There were several people inside and the wife wasn't encouraged to wait for the stools. I should have been more specific and asked Chowhounders for a sit-in dumpling restaurant. If I knew it was a take out type of establishment, I would have planned for dumplings to-go for lunch to eat in the park, and then go to the show. Well I know now, so we'll try again next time. Maybe we'll compare them to Dumpling on Mulberry and have some fun. Thanks to the responders, it was the first time I posted, much appreciated.
I hit Kambi for some Ramen last week and was pleased with the roasted garlic variety, the appetizers and the shop itself.
On the way back I figured I'd stop for some dumplings at Vanessa's which I had heard of but never had. Vanessa's dumplings are a huge fail (to me), the pork ones at 5/$1.99 may be worth the price, just not worth the space in my belly. The shrimp at 8/$5.99 aren't worth the price or the space.
220 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003
351 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003
Chinatown for dim sum. Oriental Garden has good dumplings. My Chinese friends would cringe, but Jin Fong and Golden Unicorn are okay.
14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013
18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
18 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013