Zach wanted to take me to this dive called Dumpling Man at 100 St. Marks Place in NYC. As it wasn't on my list of the top 10 ten vegan restaurants in NYC and it wasn't even vegan, I have to admit my expectations were low. When we arrived, they took their time to describe their dumplings to us. They were obviously very proud that they were able to veganize some of their dumplings. In fact, they claim they have the only vegan soup dumpling in the city. So, I ordered the regular veggie dumpling and the vegan soup dumpling.
The regular veggie dumplings are made with dried shitake mushrooms and hot bean paste. I thought they tasted like they had minced meat inside --so I didn't really like them. The vegan soup dumpling, on the other hand, was absolutely delicious! With oyster mushroom, cauliflower and veggie ham, this delicious little dumpling had it all! I recommend topping it with the Srichacha sauce and/or the Hot Monster. For $4, you can't beat this deal.
100 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10009