Category Archives: Boiled

Daa! Dumpling, New York, NY

The TurnStyles underground shopping and food arcade at Columbus Circle has blossomed into a hopping venue that reminds me of the great underground arcades attached to subway stations in Seoul and Tokyo.  There are several options for dumplings in the … Continue reading

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Dumpling Galaxy, Queens, NY

The Chinese name for Dumpling Galaxy is ‘100 Kinds of Dumpling Garden’, I didn’t take the time to count up all the menu options but I think I could easily spend the rest of 2017’s blog posts solely reporting on … Continue reading

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Golden Brand Frozen Potato and Onion Pierogies

  Rating:   Golden Brand Frozen Pierogies are made by Old Fashioned Kitchen, Inc. which began in 1951 as a storefront business in Brooklyn making fresh blintzes for local bakeries and distributors.  These first blintzes were made on an eight-burner stove … Continue reading

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Szechuan Garden, New York, NY

Each table top at Szechuan Garden has a built in hot plate to power the restaurant’s signature Sichuan hot pots.  For the hot pots you choose a stock, including the option of a vegetarian broth, selections from the list of … Continue reading

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Vanessa’s Frozen Vegetable Whole Wheat Dumplings

Rating:   Vanessa’s Dumpling House is a family run, New York City institution that has been selling Beijing style dumplings and sesame breads from Elderidge Street in Chinatown since 1999.  I gave Vanessa’s a full review back in 2012 and … Continue reading

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Mimi Cheng’s, New York City

Mimi Cheng’s is a relatively new joint on what is fast becoming the East Village dumpling row and has been getting a lot of good press lately. This dumpling house is named for the mother of the co-owners sisters Hannah … Continue reading

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Uncle Vanya’s Cafe, Hell’s Kitchen, NY

Since 1991 Uncle Vanya’s Cafe has been Hell’s Kitchen’s home for Russian comfort food.  Vanya’s is a cozy spot on West 54th Street whose interior resembles a small rustic chalet or lodge.  Back in the day I lived around the … Continue reading

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Xi’an Famous Foods, New York, NY

I really like the boiled lamb dumplings that are indigenous to western China and the city of Xi’an. New York’s Xi’an Famous Foods chain-lette got its start as a ten seat noodle bar in the Golden Shopping Mall basement food … Continue reading

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Joe’s Ginger, New York NY

I was in the mood for soup dumplings so I decided to check out Joe’s Shanghai in New York’s Chinatown.  But in what seems to be a re-occurring theme when I try to go to soup dumpling hot spots, Joe’s … Continue reading

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House of Xian Dumplings, San Francisco, CA

House of Xian Dumplings has a great selection of house made boiled dumplings, there is a guy continuously making pot sticker dumplings at a dumpling station at the side of the dining room and another chef in the back kitchen … Continue reading

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