In our humble opinion, Din Tai Fung is the king of soup dumplings. The wait at this restaurant is always obscene, but it's worth it. Our tip? Don't go with a party bigger than two. Then when you arrive, try to snag a seat in the bar area. Same delicious food, 1/8 of the wait time!
What to order? Pork XiaoLongBao and Spicy Steamed Pork Dumplings (Foodie Tip: the sauce the spicy dumplings come in is also great poured over fried rice)
Fu Man Dumpling House is famous for their garlic dipping sauce. It is CRACK. Probably full of all sorts of bad stuff, but who cares. Indulge, pour it all those steaming, delicious dumplings and enjoy how happy your mouth feels.
What to order? Fu Man Boiled Pork and Vegetable Dumplings
Judy Fu is literally making your dumplings in the back room. She gets mad respect from us because even though these dumplings are misshapen and, compared to others, quite skimpy on the stuffing, they are so so good. We could eat 20 alone (we aren't saying we HAVE, but you know...we COULD).
What to order? Pork and Vegetable Jiao-Zi, the handmade noodles are also to die for!
Little Ting's has great dumplings which are made fresh every day before each shift. They also add to the great dumplings with their friendly service and cute decor.
What to order? Pork and Chive Dumplings and the Pan-Fried Scallop and Chive Dumplings