Xin miao Dumpling Restaurant (2 doors down from Mother's dumpling), practically unheard to most dumpling lovers. After been eating northern style dumplings for over 20 years, I can swear by my life that this place makes the best dumplings in chinatown! WHY?
1. Owner's from Shandong province, birth place of northern style dumplings. None of the other owners from mother's, dumpling house, and chinese traditional bun are actually from shandong.
2. homemade chili sauce (ground fresh chilli and garlic). For those who don't know about authentic northern style (Shandong) dumplings, garlics are consumed RAW along with dumplings. Your significant other or date WILL hate you after, but you will reach nirvana with the chilli sauce. Remember to ask for it if it's not on the table.
3. When the clients are mostly northern chinese, you know you hit the jackpot.
4. Owner used to be a law professor, nothing's more appetizing while discussing law during your dumpling consumption.
Menu is simple, but everything is good. Decor is minimal and service can be slow (because it's a one-man show). However, if you want the best orgasmic dumpling experience in your life, the wait will be worth it.
For those who have not tried the restaurant, please do so and if you think i'm wrong, feel free to rebut. If you haven't, please do not write back and say "Mother's dumpling is my favorite one". I look for the challenges.