Fodor's Expert Review Dumpling Cafe

$ Downtown Boston Chinese
Discerning diners stream into this no-frills Taiwanese and Szechuan eatery to slurp down the house specialty—wobbly, Mini Juicy Buns (soup dumplings) crafted from thin noodle wrappers plumped up with pork or pork and crab meat and a rich, flavorful broth that's—be careful—hot enough to scald your chin. In addition to authentic dishes featuring stinky tofu, pork intestine, and duck tongue, the menu has plenty of crowd-pleasing options, like fluffy braised chicken meatballs with crisp bok choy, spicy beef with long horn peppers, and Szechuan-style flounder, swimming in fiery broth with sweet cabbage. The service may be casual and the quarters snug, but the generous portions, fresh ingredients, and moderate prices more than make up for it.
Chinese Taiwanese Casual Lunch Dinner $ Family

Quick Facts

695 Washington St.
Boston, Massachusetts  02111, USA

617-338–8858

www.dumplingcafe.com

Known For:
  • Taiwanese/Szechuan dishes
  • Soup dumplings
  • Unusual ingredients, like intestines

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