Nothing puts a smile on my face quite like a dumpling. These little bundles of hot, savory goodness bring me unfathomable joy. So whenever the opportunity arises to sample some manna from heaven, I simply can’t resist. On this particular night, Selma, Squid Mike, and I decided to venture down to Chinatown for some late night eats.
We decided on Gourmet Dumpling House because it just so happens to cater to the late night crowd. Choosing a restaurant in Chinatown is a total crapshoot if you don’t know the hot spots. Luckily, Gourmet Dumpling House is an easy pick because they always have a line out the door. Plus, even white people are willing to venture down here late at night so that’s definitely a sure sign of a winner.
Fortunately for us, we were seated right away. I’m told that this was an anomaly and that it will never happen again.
The New England weather was still not cooperating with us so we were looking forward to the complementary hot tea.
Of course, we got what we came here for. You may recall my previous posts at Dumpling Cafe and Din Tai Fung related to my dumpling obsession. Even though they may all look similar, every dumpling is unique. Each place puts their own spin on their signature item and every nuance makes a huge difference. These particular dumplings had a thicker skin than most which I really liked. The size was just right with the perfect amount of soup.
We also ordered the beef with longhorn peppers. This was much spicier than most other restaurants but we still really enjoyed it.
After departing from the Dumpling House, we decided to hit up this little red food truck named Wow Barbecue. Why? Meat on a stick. Enough said.
I apologize for the terrible pictures. It was freezing and dark out. Also I love their logo.
Since we literally just ate, Squid Mike and I only ordered a beef skewer and a lamb skewer. The lamb was definitely the best out of the two. For $1.50 each, it’s hard not to get carried away.
This was us gingerly touching our tips.
Overall, if you are looking for legit Chinatown experience, you really can’t go wrong with Gourmet Dumpling House. There are plenty of good options for soup dumplings around these parts but if you’re looking to try something different, I would highly recommend this place. Also, Wow Barbecue isn’t half bad either. The truck is definitely a little sketchy but so is everything else in Chinatown.
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