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10 dumplings for $2 inside the Chinatown Popeye's


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10 dumplings for $2 inside the Chinatown Popeye's

newsjoke | Apr 11, 2005 04:39 PM

Forgive me if this has been mentioned here before but, if it has, I don't recall seeing it...

Although there are now several really inexpensive dumpling stands in Chinatown, I just found perhaps the most conveniently located one (if you're coming from the West), in perhaps the most incongruous place of all: as a standalone cooking station inside the seating area of the "Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits" on the Bowery, just north of Canal.

We popped in there by happenstance yesterday and tried two different kinds: a steamed pork soup dumpling and a boiled pork & chives dumpling.

Although both were rather doughy (i.e. rather "potstickerish") compared to what's found at a more expensive sit-down restaurant, the fillings were surprisingly tasty, especially when combined with the vinegar dipping sauce. And, at 10 dumplings for $2, I'd wager to say it's the best food deal anywhere in Manhattan!

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