Thursday, March 03, 2011

Bon Appétit in San Diego

Mr. Dumpling
7250 Convoy Court
San Diego (858) 576-6888

Traditionally decorated and located a short distance from Convoy Street's Asian restaurant row. Mr. Dumpling serves nothing but Chinese hot pot dinners and varied, splendid dumplings. The sizable hot pot dinners are not cheap, but the affordable dumplings combine into luscious meals that set the chopsticks flying. Mostly priced at $5.99-$6.99 for an order of 10, the plump beauties burst with shrimp and cabbage, brightly seasoned fish, mixed vegetables, or pork with fragrant dill. Order them steamed and juicy or pan -fried and crisp. Mix a soy sauce-vinegar dip to taste, and punch up the flavor quotient with dribbles of chili oil. For dumplings in soup, try succulent shrimp and pork wonton swimming in an almost-spicy broth.
- review by David Nelson, March 2011

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