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Dumpling Cafe choices for a take-out party?

markin617 | May 13, 201207:03 AM

We are hosting a party for 20-30 people at a non-restaurant location in Chinatown next weekend, Our plan is to order 1, 2 or 3 orders of each of 5-7 menu items. Not all of our guest will share our own taste for spicy to very spicy dishes, so we can't just order our own favorites.

What we get on pretty much each visit are:
Mini Juice Buns with Pork (XLB)
Pork and Leek Dumplings
Taiwan Style Eggplant (Spicy)
Beef with Longhorn Pepper (Spicy)

We're definitely going to get a several orders of the XLB and some of the other dumplings. We'll also probably get one order each of the two spicy dishes for those who can take the heat.

So my question is what else to get. We need at least a few more not spicy or not too spicy dishes (but still flavorful - not americanized) for the less adventurous. What has everyone tried there? There are a few non-meat eaters so at least one or two non-spicy veggie dishes would be good, along with a chicken dish or two. We don't normally get fried rice, but might go for that if someone knows of one which they do well.

I might get a couple of orders of salt and pepper SS crab from Peach farm to add to the mix but I don't want to go to more than those two restaurants, depending mostly on Dumpling Cafe.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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