I don’t come to Chinatown often. But when I do, I prefer Dumpling Cafe. Mike and I decided to come one night during the week for a bro-date. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Chinatown so this was a pleasant change of pace. Most restaurants here are pretty decent/cheap so I definitely plan on taking Selma down one of these days.
As per all Chinese restaurants, they start you off with some complementary tea.
We obviously ordered some soup dumplings to start as well. You can’t come to Dumpling Cafe an not order soup dumplings. That’s just poor form. These were just as good if not better than the ones I had in Seattle. Very flavorful and just the right amount of soup.
For the main course, we decided to try two new dishes that sounded appealing. The first one was pork with shredded potato. We weren’t sure how this would look/taste but we were very glad we ordered it. I had imagined it coming out looking like Waffle House hash browns but thankfully it was far from that. Even though the dish was pretty simple, it packed a lot of flavor. The green chili’s were spicy but not too hot and added a unique element to the dish. I would definitely order this again.
Next up was the beef with cabbage. The beef tasted like pot-roast which is not what I was expecting but the flavors were all there. Overall, it was a pretty tasty meal and we were satisfied with our choices.
Afterwards, we decided to explore Chinatown a bit to find some pastries. We stumbled upon a random shop that looked promising and decided to give it a try. They had a bunch of cakes and rolls that I used to eat as a kid so I had to get some. Mike on the other hand was eyeing the pork buns.
And Mike got his pork bun which he ate immediately on the T ride back.
You can never really go wrong in Chinatown. Unless of course you try to order sesame chicken. You know who you are……
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