I love Hong Kong style dumplings. The wrapper is there merely to hold the filling together. Between these and the more usual doughy dumplings, I will pick these any day.
It was to my delight to find out about Sifu Chio thanks to Yelp. The glowing reviews sent me my merry way.
You see, I eat these dumplings in a “slightly different” manner. Here’s how I do it. mmm.
Provided on the table is a plastic basket full of condiments: soy sauce, chili oil, chili garlic sauce, white pepper and salt.
While waiting for my order, I mix chili garlic sauce and soy sauce in a dipping bowl. Don't forget to ask for your dipping bowl.
I know they kinda look like mini brains floating in noodles and broth - but take my word for it, these Shrimp and Chive Dumplings are good!
Up close, you can tell that the skin is very thin, you could see the chives through its translucence.
Dipping it in my soy sauce and chili garlic sauce dip before each bite is the way i like to enjoy them!
Each bite is filled with shrimpy-chivey goodness! I would suspect that there is a person in the kitchen who personally checks that each dumpling has at least 2 pieces of shrimp. How they do this perfect chive-shrimp-and-ground-pork balance in each dumpling is mind blowing.
This is always a wonderful and filling meal. I cannot pass up going here whenever I am in Flushing running errands. It is even better with it's wallet-friendly price tag.
One thing to note is that their outdoor signage does not reflect their name. You must come here knowing their address and knowing that their storefront looks like this.
To me, running errands in Flushing, Queens is always wonderful with this place. Mmm. I can't wait to go back!
40-09 Prince St
Flushing, NY 11354