Best Dumplings

You don't come to this tiny Parkside spot for the nonexistent decor, but for the fresh handmade dumplings, which range from the familiar (Shanghai soup dumplings) to the not-so-familiar (pork and corn dumplings, pork and shrimp with chives, pork and Napa cabbage, lamb and chive). They come six to an order, served with a tangy soy dipping sauce, and cost $4.95 to $6.95. Freebies include the cucumbers in rice-wine vinegar with boiled peanuts, and an occasional dessert. Try the green onion pancakes or the sesame beef pancakes, too.

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