Fried Pork and Chive Dumpling Binge Covers Nine Places in One Afternoon


Clockwise from top: Lam Zhou, Fried Dumpling, and Vanessa's Dumpling House.

Get the skinny on nine dumpling shops in Manhattan's Chinatown courtesy of Tom Burke and his dumpling-loving friends. Using the criteria of thickness and chewiness of the skin, crunch, meat flavor, vegetable flavor, greasiness, and freshness, his top five are from Lam Zhou, Vanessa's Dumpling House, Prosperity Dumpling, Tasty Dumpling, and Good Dumpling. Read his full dumpling report for complete descriptions and the dumpling shops to avoid. [via Kathryn Yu]

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