Wednesday, November 11, 2009

dirt-cheap dumplings

in a city where even a shitty slice of pizza runs a buck seventy-five, there is still hope for the budget-impaired. behold: tasty dumpling, a true hole-in-the-wall Chinatown outpost that specializes in one thing -- dumplings on the cheap. the going rate: 5 for $1.25.

wait, i'll do the math for you; that's .25 cents a dumpling!

Tasty Dumpling
54 Mulberry Street
(between Bayard St & Mosco St)
New York, NY 10013
a crispy, golden-delicious sear graces each heavenly little pork-pillow -- the filling is moist, flavorful and delicious. i'm not saying that they are the best dumplings out there, but i will guarantee that they are far superior to those offered by other hole-in-the-wall types that hawk theirs for 2x the price.

tasty dumpling is as bare bones as its name suggests, so don't expect much more than a few folding chairs and wobbly tables. fortunately, you didn't come for the decorum - right?

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