Fu Zhou Cuisine a.k.a Dumpling House

Located on 118 Eldridge Street in Chinatown, NYC, is a simple restaurant that has only a couple of things on their menu which is in Mandarin hence unfortunate for those unable to understand. I was walking around Chinatown when I saw a lady coming out of the restaurant carrying a tray of steaming hot meat and I instantly recognized that as meat for Fu Zhou Yu Yuan, meat-filled fishballs. So I happily went in and requested a bowl of 11 for US$3. What a deal! But I later realised they sold a bowl of 7 for US$2, which would have been a better option since I had eaten 5 fried dumplings and 4 cupcakes beforehand.

It was delicious! The fish balls were so chewy and the meat actually tasted good! In fact it was the first time I had seen the meat filling up nearly half of the fishball. Clear proof that it was handmade. Factory-made ones tend to skimp on the meat and I would know this because I grew up eating them.

Above is their very simple menu. Bad luck for those unable to read mandarin.

A few days later I went back to try their soup dumplings (7 for US$2 or 11 for US$3) which I read were more famous.

Their dumplings were filled with generous heaps of chinese chive and meat. In fact they were real fat and what I loved most was the thin skin. This was by far my favourite restaurant in the whole of Chinatown. Good price and fantastic food!

Here is a place to go, just two doors away, if you need a greater appreciation for these dumplings.

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6 thoughts on “Fu Zhou Cuisine a.k.a Dumpling House

  1. Hey Marc @ NoRecipes, I have no idea where Milk and Honey is. Sorry.

    Hey Tai, your welcome. Anytime. :)

    Hey Gastronomer, NYC with her cheap chinese eats are undoubtedly the best thing to happen in America. Hah!

  2. This place is amazing. Also great for steamed chive and pork dumplings is Tang Tou Wangs a few blocks south of here.

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