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Tong Dumpling Pot - my experience

Han Lukito | Mar 7, 200604:27 AM

This is the first time I've been here. I read lots of good reviews about it.

-I had the chicken and mushroom but I think I probably was given their regular pork and cabbage. The dumpling skin was thick, too doughy IMO. The wok marks are good. The filling was unremarkable. My standard for kuo teh (chinese name for these potstickers) is high. My recent experience in Indonesia was outstanding potstickers: skin is not too thick, juicy fillings to the point it's got some liquids in it and the size is smallish for one pop eating. For those who had one of these excellent potstickers will probably consider many of the potstickers in USA substandard.

-5 spiced beef slices is dry and lack flavor. One of the worst version I had. They put this in the fridge

-The touted beef noodle soup had good toothsome noodles and nicely stewed meat. But I think it lacks flavor somehow. Not sure if this is their style or what.

-Chowfun had clumpy flat noodles, tough beef and overall lack flavor again.

-Hot sour soup is quite nice. Hot and sour as it should and very peppery. More ingredients probably helps it.

Also, all the staff there speaks litle english. They don't even know the word "ice water". I had to use my hands to communicate.

So I want to like this place but I was quite disappointed. Not sure if I am missing something.

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