The Dumpling Lady
We got the Sichuan pork noodles and the noodles were way overcooked. I'm not trying to be rude because this is just my honest opinion. Maybe some people like the super, super soft texture, but not my preference. The flavor was also just okay... definitely missing the wow factor but not too bad either. We got the pork and chives as well and they weren't bad. The texture of the dumplings were soft and great but again, I felt like they were missing something. Overall everything was okay. Not the best but not the worst.
I have been wanting to try The Dumpling Lady for so long and it did not disappoint. The location in Optimist Hall is amazing and we ate in the courtyard area in the center. I ordered the Chengdu dumplings with the spicy oil on the side. There were 10 dumplings and it was disappointing when they were finished because I WANTED MORE! My daughter had the spicy chicken noodles. She loved them and I tried and loved the taste, but it was a little spicy for me. Cannot wait to go back. I believe they once had a food truck. I hope they still do!
The soup dumplings were delicious, but 5 definitely wasn't enough for a meal. We also got the pork dumplings, which were good. It was a 20 minute wait, dumplings were clearly frozen (which is t a bad thing cuz they do make them!!) It just means they weren't hot, just almost kinda warm. Overall, definitely needed to spend more like 40 $ to eat for 2. But now i know! It'd be a great snack probably when it's less busy.
We tried two different vegan option in the menu, and both have unique tastes. Usually the sauce is always is the same whatever you eat fumbling or noodles; but here dumplings and noodles have their own sauce, and their unique flavors came from the proportional compilation of the ingredients with which they were blended. Small box of flavors.
The flavorfulness of those soup dumplings at the dumpling lady is just ridiculous!! The soup dumplings were hearty, tasty, just a symphony for your palate The noodles were also on point when it comes to taste, but for my taste a little too much overcooked. I guess it was due to too many customers during lunchtime. But the taste was definitely great! Pro Tip: their chili oil is astonishing, they also sell them in jars, so if you are a chili oil aficionado, don't forget to buy a jar