It’s such a simple concept -- wrapping meat and vegetables in dough, then steaming, boiling, or, better yet, frying the hell out of it. But, simple as they are, some dumplings, potstickers, and wontons are better (and sometimes way better) than others. These 10 are the best NYC has to offer:
Shrimp & snow pea leaf dumplings
Nom Wah Tea Parlor (address and info)
Choosing a favorite dumpling at Wilson Tang’s revived Chinatown tea house ain’t easy, but these open-faced beauties edge out the rest with their generous filling of fresh shrimp and leafy greens, plus the translucent, nearly melt-in-your-mouth wrappers.