Sunday, March 15, 2009

Flatiron District, 23rd Street Between Sixth and Fifth Avenues

When I saw the Rickshaw Dumpling sign (see last night), I stopped short. This place was on my mental list to try . . . and hadn't I decided to do more eating on my walks? But I was supposed to meet Luka for dinner after this. What to do? You know the answer. I'll just have a taste I says to myself. In I go. Stopping only to take this shot from inside the entryway.



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I ordered the first thing I saw, Classic Pork and Chinese chive Dumplings with soy-sesame dipping sauce, because it seems the right thing to do when you're trying a new place, is to order a standard item by which to judge them. It was only later, studying the menu, that I had regrets. Peking Duck dumplings with hoisin dipping sauce? As well as . . . well you take a look.




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Minimal to a fault! Let's call it clean. The dumplings were good. Tender dough, tasty filling. Although, oddly enough, they weren't salty enough. You can get them steamed or fried, but not both, so I opted for steamed. Why, why, why? Okay, mindful of my dinner date, I stopped at three and took the other three with me.



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While sitting there, I took a shot of the ceiling.

[It wasn't really that dark but since I underexposed to get detail in the light, it came out dark and I liked it that way.]




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And the window.


Finally, here are some things I thought you should know (to mimic David Shuster):

1. Visit the Rickshaw website; it's worth it. There you will learn that there is a Rickshaw Dumpling Truck and you can check its location on Twitter.

2. I carried the dumplings, looking for a deserving, i.e., hungry person, of course, having in mind, a homeless person. There were none to be seen. But I did spy a doorman lounging at his post and I thought, I can imagine being a doorman, tied to my post, and just thinking how I'd like something to eat, but I can't go get anything and being bored and hungry, so I asked if he was hungry and said I had some fresh dumplings and he did not hesitate one nanosecond, but accepted them with thanks.

3. Luka had to cancel dinner.




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2 comments:

B.Lewin said...

Wow, Luka canceled? You could have tried more dumplings!

Like the top shot. Am I looking through some sort of scrim?

Mary Sargent said...

See the picture below of the outside entrance? I was inside, shooting through the plastic. At least I think it was plastic. But at this point, I don't quite get it, what the lights and darks are caused by. Thanks for liking it.