Just returned from an outstanding weekend in NYC. Our hotel happened to be located in Chinatown, so I decided to explore that area a bit more this trip. From doing some research online before we went (here on Chowhound, of course), we "found" two tiny hole in the wall dumpling restaurants. We had the most outstanding food at both of them.
We stuffed ourselves with pork and chive fried dumplings ($1 for 5), fried pork buns ($1 for three), chicken and basil dumplings ($1 for 8), ham and egg stuffed pancakes ($1 each), and these amazing sesame pancakes, stuffed with chinese vegetables and roasted pork ($1 per large slice). Two of us left the place absolutely stuffed, for a grand total of $7.00.
So of course now, I'm wondering if places like this are to be found here in Chinatown? While I've eaten at Gourmet Dumpling House and enjoyed it, it isn't at all the same, and it's certainly much more expensive. In my wanderings around Boston's Chinatown, I haven't seen anything at all like this.