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Best Potstickers

side dish | Jan 6, 200312:40 PM

1) Judy Fu's...STINKS! Not only was it the worst service I've ever seen ("Snippy, Draggin'" if I were a critic), but the potstickers were those big bready types with too much dough, with a solid meatball inside that falls out on fist bite. Not for me. What a letdown after all I'd heard.

Almond cranberry chicken was nice, tho.

2) Ezo Ramen...IS GONE! Are they moved somewhere, or really out of business? Read so many reviews that they had the best gyoza; mad at myself that I took so long to go have a look.

And the winner is....

3) Halniki/halniky at Piroshky!!

I'm not normally a big fan of Russian/Polish pirogis, pelmenis, valnikis, and the like, but...these halnikis are utterly divine! Lamb and beef dumplings, seasoned just right, with a sauce of soy and butter (butter?!) which is heaven itself. Good-sized, and taste more "Asian" than Russian, IMHO (not just the soy sauce, but also because of the garlic or ginger or whatever's in the dumpling) - were it not for the dollop of sour cream on the side of the plate, I'd assume it to be a Chinese dish. As such, I make no hesitation in awarding them "Best Potstickers in Seattle".

Only at the Crossroads Mall branch I think; owner said that Broadway branch "might" have them; Pike Market and new Pio Sq. branches (of sister chain, with 2 "Piroshky"s in name) most definitely do not. Believe me, I've gone looking!

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