January 18, 2010

Lam/n Zhou Dumplings

Whenever I'm craving for dumplings, but not in the mood to make my own, I turn to my trusty supply of frozen Vanessa's Dumplings (50 for $9). However, I recently discovered another dumpling paradise on the east side of Chinatown that sells a bag of 50 frozen ones for $8! This magical place is called Lan Zhou (or maybe Lam Zhou in Engrish) Hand Made Noodles & Dumpling and it's located on East Broadway. It is the quintessential hole-in-the-wall eatery: a shabby little joint that sells remarkably delicious food. I think at least one of the storekeepers there speaks English, so you won't need to pull out your Mandarin skills like I did. I also wouldn't have discovered the place if it hadn't been for my Chinatown-savvy friend A.

I've had many dumplings in my day and I can confirm that the ones here are superb. They taste super fresh and full of subtle flavors. You can purchase 8 boiled/fried dumplings for $2, 12 for $3. They also have an assortment of noodle soup bowls, which I must return to try.


Evelina said...

Was updating my Twitter and came across your blog. My gosh, your photos are beautiful!

I love homemade dumplings (from other people's homes and business). These look delicious!

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