Here is a sneak peek to some of the best Chinese eateries right at the heart of New York City that not only offer the best dumplings of the city but at a giveaway price to boot. Chinese food can’t be any cheaper than this. Read on.
- Lam Zhou Handmade Noodles
The name is misleading a bit. The yellow signboard of the tiny eatery might give you an impression that this is meant only for noodle-hunters. Stop right there, otherwise you could make the worst food mistake. Lam Zhou is popular for its hand-pulled noodles, yet you cannot afford to miss their dumplings. Glance through their menu card to unveil a long list of dumplings of different flavors and types. Delve into the fried pork dumplings and enjoy the garlicky flavor combined nicely with a sweet brown soy sauce. The boiled dumplings are tender and steamy hot served with a tangy dipping sauce. And all these at a mind-blowingly cheap rate – 10 pieces for just three dollars. Tempting, we must say!
- 169 Bar
Yes, it’s a bar alright, but that doesn’t mean it won’t serve dumplings. Surely they do, and some lip-smacking ones too! Stretch your legs out with a giant plateful of delicious dumplings along with soy sauce and vinegar as a dipping sauce. Each bite into the steamy hot dumpling will remind you about the magical taste of Chinatown. And it comes for a meager $3.50! Looking for a drink to gulp down the dumplings? Grab a Coke from the fridge or get yourself a mug of beer. One sip and you would know what perfect bliss is all about!
- Vanessa’s Dumplings
Hot & tender dumplings that add value to your money. For those who cannot resist themselves when it comes to dumplings, Vanessa’s should be mecca. Vanessa Weng opened her first dumpling corner in 1999 at Elderidge St. in Chinatown following the longstanding tradition passed down from her grandparents and parents. And now Vanessa’s creativity and strict adherence to quality have made her eatery one of the most popular dumpling centers of the New York City. The price is unbelievably low and a plate of five sautéed pork-and-chives dumplings would cost you just $1.99. Taste the pork with chive or cabbage dumplings, or indulge in bubbled shrimp with hot sauce served with wonton’s spicy sauce, and go yummy all the way!
- Shanghai Café Deluxe
Boiled or fried, roundish or oval, hot sauce or sweet & sour, no matter what your dumpling preferences are, you’d get it at Shanghai Café Deluxe. The place is consistently rated high on the chart for its super famous Xiao Long Bao, or soup dumplings. Listed on the menu as “Tiny Steamed Buns,” they come with various fillings and are priced at just under $7 for 8 pieces. Go for the pork and crab fillings served with a delicious fatty broth. Shanghai Style Wonton, loaded with a sweet pork blend and priced at $4.95, is another choice and the flavor is simply mind-blowing. Come here hungry and eager and leave feeling filled and content. Quite an experience that is!
- Xi’an Famous Foods
What began as a simple journey from a 200-square-foot basement stall in the Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing, New York, has now expanded to nine locations in Manhattan. Though it’s also famous for its awesome tasty noodles, the cherry on the cake is the dumplings at a giveaway price. The spicy & sour spinach dumpling is a classic, costing well under $10. Also delve into the treasure trove of pork and cabbage dumplings and veggie dumplings loaded with bok choy and mushrooms. And of course, do not forget to sink your teeth into tender spicy and sour lamb dumplings, stuffed with ground lamb meat and dipped in a sour and spicy sauce with a cilantro topping.
- Lao Bei Fang Dumpling House
There’s no substitute for self-help and Lao Bei Fang Dumpling House has implemented that maxim in their practice. No table service is provided here – you have to order your food at the counter and then carry it to the table. But this inconvenience is nothing as the food they serve is impeccable. This award-winning but simple Chinese restaurant serves one of the best and cheapest dumplings in the city of New York. Try the fried pork and leek dumplings and vegetable boiled dumplings dipped in a hot sauce oil. All the dumplings are priced at just $2.75 for 8 pieces.
Originally posted 2017-08-21 13:06:09.