I was happy to see that Palace Dumpling was finally open today after noticing their sign a few weeks ago. It's located in the mini mall between Hoe Bowl and the gas station (Mobil, I think). I think Party City used to be located there in that mini mall.
The decor is sparse to say the least, with a few Chinese decorations here and there...but the menu...the menu!
The dumplings are homemade and very reasonably priced. Depending on the filling, you get a dozen dumplings (the size of gyoza, not har gow) for as little as $5.99. The most expensive dumplings on the menu are the fish w/pork and the fish w/chive versions at $10.99.
They don't have a website, but here are their offerings:
Dumplings (all steamed...fried for a dollar extra):
egg w/mushroom and onion
chicken or turkey w/cabbage
chicken or turkey w/onion
pork w/three delicious seafood
shrimp w/cucumber and egg
Soups: egg drop soup, hot and sour soup, meatball w/cabbage soup, meatball w/tofu soup
Salads: sweet pepper w/pork, spicy pepper bean curd stick, agai vegetables w/horseradish soures, flavor salad, peking syle vegetables, horseradish cucumber, flavor green beans sheets, flavor shredded potato w/cheese
Noodle dishes: noodle with gravy (your choice of three sauces: egg and tomato; green pepper, eggplant, and pork; and spicy radish, onion w/pork), spicy noodles, lo mein, beef noodle
I didn't see any desserts on the takeout menu.
I bought a dozen pork and chive dumplings and a dozen beef and onion dumplings for about $13. They were prepared in about 15-20 minutes, steaming hot and delicious. The dipping sauce tasted a little like soy sauce with some vinegar. It was great. My husband and I really enjoyed these dishes.
Even though Palace Dumpling has only been open for a few days, it was fairly busy. There were about four other people waiting for takeout orders and two tables of people eating in. I'm really hoping this place does well. With Palace Dumpling in Wappingers and Formosa Cuisine in Poughkeepsie, I'm pretty happy with the direction Chinese cuisine is going in here in the mid-Hudson Valley.
open Monday-Wednesday from 11-9:30; Thursday-Saturday from 11-10; Sunday from 11-9
1671 Rt. 9, Suite #1, Wappingers Falls
11 Marist Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601