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Win Won Morphs Into Dumpling House

Those of you who were fans of Win Won , the DOH-shuttered Chinese greasy-spoon on Liberty Place (btw. Liberty St. & Maiden Lane) take note – it’s reopened as the fancy-fonted Dumpling House. The menu isn’t all that different or exciting although the good news is they have four different kinds of dumplings. The bad news is that they’re six for $6 – kind of lame for a place with dumpling in its name. Otherwise there is roast pork and duck listed under the appetizer section, and the usual standbys lumped into a lunch special with white or brown rice and a drink or soup for $8. I guess it’s too much to ask for a 5 for $1 dumpling place in the Financial District?

Win Won (With Spanking New Sign!) Felled By DOH

One of the Financial District’s sources of greasy Chinese food, Win Won on Liberty Place, was closed when I walked by yesterday. As you can see, the cause of the shutter was the Department of Health. There are a couple of sad things about this: First, they just got a fancy new sign, and also, because I have been keeping an eye on whether they posted their DOH letter grade. Guess I got my answer!

Greasy Chinese to the Rescue at Win Won

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I feel like there’s a shortage of good, greasy Chinese food in the Financial District.  The only one ever covered here on Midtown Lunch: Downtown NYC was Yip’s, written up by my partner in crime Kevin.  And with Chinatown so close, there probably isn’t much of a need for a lot of these kinds of restaurants, but that doesn’t make the walk or subway ride up to Chinatown any more enjoyable.  Sometimes you want Chinese food and you want it now.  That’s when I head to Win Won.

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