today at lunch: faiirly recently opened dumpling house at the corner of new hampshire & 3rd. (same plaza at the biryani kabob house.
it's a dumpling house, but they also offer
what you see on the menu on the wall, which is how you order.
the mandoo were fresh
and not as doughy as some i've had:
fried dumplings with pork were ok
the steamed beef dumplings were more well received.
tonkatsu was sufficiently crsipy on the outside, and the breading had a noticeably different flavor profile.
the udon was udon, but a few people commented on the broth having a bit more body than the broth you typically get with japanese udon
spicy seafood ramyun
was good, but the seafood was of microscopic size - the white is a TEASPOON held over the bowl
we had already paid our bill (a little over $10/pp including tip) when they asked us if we'd be interested in trying something special they'd made - more fried dumplings.
which looked like they had sugar crystals on the outside
and had a broccoli/avocado filling - bit reminiscent of the chinese style cream cheese fried wontons but with a bit more body coming from the fiber of the broccoli. every one in our party liked them.
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complimentary dumpling fu
the secret asian man says check it out.