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Eating Out - March 22, 2019

Stay for the dumplings

Tasty northern Chinese fare shines at tiny Redwood City eatery

by Trish Telesco Morgan

i Dumpling is not a place for a first date. Perhaps not even a fifth date, unless you are trying to impress someone with your frugality and good taste. It's a place to go when you are in the comfortably sloppy stage of a relationship.

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Freelance writer Trish Telesco Morgan can be emailed at i Dumpling 2660 Broadway St., Redwood City 650-568-9789 Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m. Reservations: No Credit cards: Yes Parking: Street Alcohol: No Happy hour: No Corkage: No Children: Yes Takeout: Yes Outdoor dining: No Noise level: Loud Bathroom cleanliness: Poor


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Posted by D
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 21, 2019 at 5:53 pm

This one of my favorites places to eat in Redwood City. Next time, try the Taiwanese style beef noodle soup. Tender beef and deliciously chewy noodles in a flavorful and spicy broth is great on a cold night.

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Posted by Inquiring minds want to know
a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 21, 2019 at 6:24 pm

Sounds interesting. It would be very helpful to know also if the Ma Po Tofu, having been singled out for mention, was at all authentic. (Most Chinese restaurants offer something under that name, but the only thing they all have in common is tofu, unless the cook knows the real stuff -- was the "spicy red sauce" based on dou ban jiang? Did the dish include the signature hua jiao spice [citrus scent, then palate numbing that counteracts the hot pepper?]) But from this report, the dumplings justify a try regardless of other dishes,

BTW it's Napa county, but "nappa" cabbage in careful writing. (No connection between the two, AFAIK.)

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Posted by Chinese American
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 21, 2019 at 11:19 pm

Dumpling City has better dumplings and you cook them at home (Bring water to a boil, drop in dumplings, bring to a boil, then time 9 minutes): $8.95 for a bag of 20. They only sell frozen dumplings, wontons, and some other frozen items [portion removed.]

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Posted by calling it out
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 27, 2019 at 7:39 pm

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