I've been to so many Chinese Restaurants over the years looking for the perfect Fried Pork Dumpling. You know, the ones with the THIN wrapping that crunch slightly when you bite into them. (I think they're called Potstickers in some parts of the world.) All I ever wind up with is those thick, gummy, gelatinous ones, that lay there in your gut, smoldering like a piece of burning rubber.
Some of the Dim Sum places used to push a cart around, frying up the little boogers right in front of you, but not any more. These were OK, at best, but still nothing to write home about. (Actually, I am home, but if I weren't, I wouldn't write home about them...)
The best I've had in many, many years of searching are the ones served at (are you ready for this?) the Chinese Noodle Bar at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. The problem there, of course, is that it's a 2+ hour drive, not to mention, when I factor in my Blackjack losses, those dumplings run in the neighborhood of around $70.00 a piece. I'm sure, with your help, I can find them right here in NYC, somewhere, at a much more reasonable price. Please help! Oh, and if you do find yourself at the Mohegan Sun, try the Fried Dumplings. They really are delicious!