熊貓 (Panda) vs. 興旺 (Prosperity) 熊貓和興旺的一塊鍋貼比賽。 哪裡會買到最好吃的鍋貼 where best 1 dollar fried dumplings
One dollar fried dumplings competition:
I am wondering if anyone has ventured into the new Panda Dumpling House ( 熊貓鍋貼) on Eldridge Street (67 Eldridge Street ), sign reads 熊貓鍋貼 Panda Dumpling House, located corner of Hester and Eldridge. Compared to Prosperity Dumpling (興旺鍋貼) at 46 Eldridge, which the best 1.00 fried dumplings.
Each serves fried dumplings, the cheap ones at 1.00, full of mushed pork and chive, on the menu as Chive Pork Fried Dumplings 韭菜豬肉鍋貼 (jiucaizhurouguotie).
I am curious as to what others have found on sampling chive pork dumplings at these two places, one being new, while the other quite settled for more than a decade. Does the new competitor Panda House have some promise for those desiring tasty and inexpensive freid dumplings, in an atmosphere that is more comfortable to sit in, or does the veteran shop down the street remain the favored spot?
Panda House does offer more such as noodles, and have yet to try them. For dumplings I have sampled them already a few times, and save my comments for later.
熊貓 xiongmao is panda
I was wondering the same thing myself. I haven't tried Panda's $1 pork-and-chive dumplings yet.
I *did* try the scallion pancake and was not impressed. It was very heavy and filling, and left me feeling logy. Not much scallion. Anything that's fried that much should taste better.
I also tried the "leek dumplings" (actually it was more like one huge flat dumpling, or a Chinese pancake filled with leek). Not bad, especially for $1.50, but nothing I'll go out of my way for. Also they have a crunchy braided dessert bread item for $1 which is not bad, a bit bland, but it grew on me. As with most Asian desserts, it was not very sweet. It might be better fresh -- it had been sitting around for a while -- when I put some of the leftover braid in my oven for a few minutes, that livened it up a lot.
Panda has very nice ambiance by the usual standards of a cheap dumpling joint, with more seating than you'll usually find in such a place. So I guess I'll still try the pork dumplings sometime, but so far I am not inclined to think they will be better than Prosperity's dumplings.
And there are a LOT of things on their menu to try, so if anyone else has checked out some of their offerings, please chime in.