Gourmet Dumpling House Brings A Smile To My Face
It’s so great finding a Chinese and Taiwanese restaurant that reminds me of my childhood, and I did just that when I walked into the Gourmet Dumpling House in Boston. We were seated right away on a busy Saturday morning, and the menu was great. They had dishes with bitter melon, pickled mustard greens, flounder and so much more. My mouth was watering. Mr.Juice and I finally settled on:
Sauteed pea shoot sprouts with garlic: DELICIOUS! I think this vegetable is more in season now, but they were cooked perfectly, fresh and had a slight, natural sweetness to them. We attacked the plate.
Bitter melon with spare ribs: Bitter melon is weird to me because, yes, it’s extremely bitter, which is something that can make me cringe when I take a bite, but I find it oh-so-satisfying. The meat fell right off of the spare ribs and I was one happy camper. I wish that I asked them to throw some salted black beans into it, but that was my bad.
Soup dumplings: Not the best I had, and I wouldn’t recommend going here for them. They fell short of what I normally have in NYC and needed a bigger punch in terms of flavor.
Pork dish: Mr. Juice got some sort of pork dish, and I remember it being really good, but I can’t remember exactly which dish it was so didn’t want to list a random name here. But he had half at the restaurant, and finished the other half once he got home. So it’s safe to say that he was also a happy camper.
7 out of 10
Gourmet Dumpling House
52 Beach St
(between Harrison Ave & Tyler St)
Boston, MA 02111