East Dumpling House is actually on the West side of Manhattan and located at 106th Street is probably the northern most dumpling house in Manhattan. The place seems to mainly cater to local Columbia students and appears to do a lot of take out business.
The Dumplings: The dumplings taste really fresh. When you bite into the shrimp in the pork and shrimp dumplings, you get that ‘pop or snap’ sensation you get with super fresh shrimp. The pork and chive dumpling have a great porky flavor and are very juicy. The only drawback to the dumplings is that the wrapper is a little thick and chewy for my taste. So over all, I rate this place as being solid.
They serve pork with chives, pork with cabbage, chicken with green pepper, chicken with corn, vegetable, shrimp and pork, and basil chicken with shitake mushroom dumplings. They also serve dumpling soups, which have a really good broth. East Dumpling House also does catering and sells frozen dumplings, 50 dumplings for 20 bucks. The frozen dumpling would probably make for a good emergency or late night snack reserve to have in the freezer.
Pan-Fried Pork and Chive Dumplings
The Sauce: A little generic, a soy and vinegar sauce.
Location: Upper West Side of Manhattan on 106th street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave, closer to Broadway.