i read somewhere that vanessa’s dumpling house has the best dumplings in new york city. i looooove dumplings, so obviously i had to try them.
there’s not much to say about the ambiance of the place…it’s small, crowded and dim with limited seating. but the food was amazing and very filling. i ordered boiled veggie dumplings and a sesame pancake the size of a slice of pizza (it was crisp and tasty on the outside, fluffy on the inside). bobby ordered delicious fried pork and chive dumplings (which are said to be a favorite among fans) and the fried pork buns. since there were no seats, we carried our takeout to a nearby park and munched on an empty bench.
oh, and the prices? unbelievably cheap! here’s what we spent on lunch, not including drinks and tax:
- chive and pork fried dumplings: 4 for $1
- vegetable boiled dumplings: 7 for $3
- sesame pancake: $0.75
- pork fried buns: 3 for $1
total = $5.75. yup…for real.