Five dumplings for a dollar. What's not to like?
Prosperity Dumpling has been pulling off this trick at their Eldridge St. location for years. They do a booming business so the dumplings are always fresh and hot. The downside is that the place is the size of a broom closet and eating there can be a jostley experience.
That is not the case at their new Brooklyn outpost which opened a few weeks ago in Sunset Park. It's positively spacious, with well spaced tables and a pleasant bar by the window where you can do some first rate people watching. The dumplings were perfect.
They sell various soups as well although it will be hard to resist the call of the dumpling.
Extra Points - They've got a flat screen plasma TV mounted on the wall which was by turns annoying and fascinating. It was tuned to some type of glitzy Vegas style Chinese variety show. Some songs were OK, some were brutal. There were English subtitles and at one point I looked up and found the lyric they were singing was "Do you have any regrets, Moon Fairy?"
4317 Eighth Ave. (at 44th St.), a block away from Ba Xuyen.
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