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BEST Dumplings EVER

in Chinatown, at a place called Joe’s Shanghai restaurant.

I don’t usually eat red meat or pork, but this dish is worth breaking all dietary restrictions and abandoning any moral stands for. The specialty is the soup dumplings, which are by far, the best I have EVER had. The dough is perfectly steam cooked and as you bite into it, the savory, rich soup fills up your mouth with sinful goodness.

No wonder the restaurant has been written up everywhere including the NY Times. In fact, the place received two stars from Ruth Reichl, whose Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise I read not too long ago. Ms. Reichl caused controversy when she joined the Times staff as a food critic, giving stars to hole-in-the-wall places that were neither glamorous nor served French haute cuisine. If you ever have the chance to go to Joe’s Shanghai Restaurant, you’ll understand why. There are no handsome waiters as mentioned in the review, but the food is delicious. Try the turnip cakes as well.

Turnip

Dumplings

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