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zeim1 Sep 24, 2013 02:17 PM

Hi all

I am looking for a casual dumpling place in Mtl or Laval (outside of Chinatown) that is good to go on a friday or saturday night with a group of people. I loved Ping Pong in Europe/Middle East and i'm looking for this sort of vibe.. not the hole in the wall type places although they offer great dumplings


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    finefoodie55 Oct 25, 2013 11:34 AM

    Not a big selection of dumplings but quite good. You can find them at 5258 boul. St Laurent.

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      SnackHappy Oct 25, 2013 04:31 PM

      I'm guessing you're talking about Soy?

      Can you make a meal out of their dumplings?

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        finefoodie55 Oct 26, 2013 08:27 AM

        Would have helped if I included the name of the Restaurant. Yes SN it's Soy. I go there for lunch and have a nice dumpling
        lunch Dinner you might want to add another dish.

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      zeim1 Oct 23, 2013 08:13 AM

      Thanks for all the recommendations... I am curious to try Dumplings Etc in Kirkland.. anyone tried it? thoughts?

      Also did anyone notice that Qing Hua is opening a new location on Ste Catherine? not sure if it's open yet ...

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        BigHabsFan Oct 27, 2013 06:45 AM

        Work colleagues have said that the dumplings are reaaly good but no comparables were given. Since it is just over the 40 & close to my workplace, I'll check it out this week & comment.

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          JerkPork Oct 27, 2013 02:12 PM

          I recently tried Dumpligs Etc.

          For starters the establishment is very clean (always a plus). The chicken dumpling soup (Royal Dumpling Soup) was very good with a nice taste of five spice.

          Not a huge selection of dumplings, only 8.

          We tried the pork/ginger/mushroom (steamed) and the chicken/dill (fried).

          The verdict;

          -Too expensive, $13 & $14 for only 12 dumplings as opposed to the usual 15 for $8-$10.

          -Filling was good but lacked juice, no need to worry about squirting your dining companion which takes all the fun out of having dumplings.

          Dough was not up to par when comparing it to the usual downtown suspects, a bit too thick and very reminiscent of store bought frozen dumplings.

          I was told the dumplings were made in house, no evidence of ladies rolling them up though like Quing Hua or Mai Xiang Yuan.

          If you are in the area and don't feel like driving downtown it will do. Decent for WI standards and a welcome addition since there's no other dumpling place in the area.

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          chilipepper Sep 24, 2013 07:51 PM

          Mai Xiang Yuan in Chinatown is nice but may be too cozy small for groups.

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            SnackHappy Sep 25, 2013 08:53 AM

            The OP said no Chinatown. But I'll add anyway that Qing Hua in Chinatown is quite presentable also. Even more so than Mai Xiang Yuan.

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              chilipepper Sep 26, 2013 03:33 AM

              Whoops nevermind -overlooked the Chinatown part. Though I like the dumplings at Mai Xiang Yuan better than Qing Hua. But there's always Qing Hua on Lincoln.

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              Siumaieater Sep 24, 2013 02:26 PM

              Mei (for soup-filled dumplings)

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                EaterBob Sep 24, 2013 02:33 PM

                Mei, while delicious is a hole in the wall.

                White Formica tables, plastic chairs, plasticized menu and tables cleaned just before you sit down.Although the swings in the back are almost as awesome as their dumplings.

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                  Siumaieater Sep 24, 2013 03:10 PM

                  This is all true. Tough to eat at the swings though...

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                    JerkPork Sep 24, 2013 06:10 PM

                    If Mei is a hole in the wall what's Qinghua? lol

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                  EaterBob Sep 24, 2013 02:24 PM

                  Dumplings Etc, 3541 St Charles (514) 694-9200

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