Super Dumpling Pops Up in the Old Prince Grill Space
A little over a year ago we reported that Prince Grill (formerly known as Prince Deli) had moved to a new location (45th btw 2nd+3rd). We were pretty happy that we would still get the chance to eat their famous falafel, though somehow along the way they closed. But then recently as I was walking back to work after scoring some ramps at the Dag Hammarskjold farmers market on 47th and 2nd, I noticed that Super Dumpling has opened for business. Well, I’m always down for dumplings…
Unlike Rickshaw Dumpling (45th and Lex), which is the closest dumpling competition, Super Dumpling is more like the local hole-in-the-wall dumpling places you’ll find in Chinatown.
I got an order of fried pork dumplings, which come 6 to an order for $4.95. Packed with pork or basically a pork ball, the dumplings were fried till golden and crispy on one side and then soft and doughy on the other. The dumpling skin was the thin type used in all the dumpling places in Chinatown.
While these dumplings weren’t as good (or as cheap!) as the dumplings from my favorite spot, Prosperity Dumpling, in Chinatown, they did win me over with a free container of chili sauce (the really hot stuff). As for the rest of the menu they have your typical chicken, veggie and seafood dumplings and for a dollar more you can add (dry or in a soup) noodles to your dumplings. Then for couple bucks more you can fried rice, lo mein, mango salad (YES mango salad and dumplings) or mapo tofu.
So will Super Dumpling be the new hot spot for dumplings and should Rickshaw Dumpling be afraid? Most likely not. But those of us who have always wanted a hole in the wall Chinatown style dumpling place in Midtown should be pretty excited. Hopefully Super Dumpling will stick around longer than Prince Deli!
Super Dumpling, 251 E. 45th St btw 2nd + 3rd Ave. 212-808-9388