For this edition of "Friday Night
When that joyous time arrives when you get the "hey, you wanna go to 'buh-dump-ah-dumps?" from a friend you know your in for a solid meal. In fact, it doesn't even have to be a friend, it could be a total stranger who asks you (I don't discriminate here) and you'll still say yes because that's how GOOD this place is (hey kid! Get in, I have dumplings...). We don't just clarify butter here (we do clarify a lot of butter here though) so let me clarify that "buh-dump-ah-dumps is street slang for Palace Dumpling.
["Teens and young adults everywhere are hooked on a new drug. The kids are calling it 'dumpies', 'dump-alicious', 'that dump-da-dump-dump-dump', and 'buh-dump-ah-dumps', but we know it as Palace Dumpling. It is a pandemic sweeping the streets and addicting the youth. 60 minutes will continue its investigation, live at 11!"]
|Now I have hooked you fo'evair...my pwan have woked tu purfection|
Disclaimer: I am not racist by the way. I have Asian friends, and from time to time we poke(mon) fun.
I looked up some reviews on Yelp to hear what people were saying about P.D. and to my surprise the reviews were overwhelmingly positive. We arrive to a tiny 'mom an pop' establishment tucked away on the end of a shopping plaza next to a take out pizza joint. The inside was a basic setup with a few tables, and white walls with a couple paintings hanging for decoration. Basically it was your run of the mill Asian establishment, churning out legendary dumplings for fractions of a dollar. A dozen dumplings for 6 bucks?? That's a world I want to live in...so for my virgin P.D. experience I ordered pork dumplings with mushrooms and spicy noodle soup. The dumplings were awesome, and the soup, oh my god. If your a fan of heat then this is a soup for you. Not only do they serve it to you in a gigantic bowl (here's your ladle sir) and magma-hot, but they do not skimp on the red chili flakes (and I'm sure a laundry list of other spices). The soup was so hot that by the end everyone at our table had the sniffles like a 1980's board meeting
|Hooked on the spicy noodle soup, hombre|
oooo ooo ok ok wait how about this one...
|"Jean, cancel my dinner with Evelyn at Dorsia, I'm going to Palace Dumpling with Paul Allen"|
I apologize in advance for these pictures, they came out real yellow. I donno what it is with that place, but every time I tried to take a picture they all came out yellow. And I know what your thinking, "Yellow? c'mon your obviously being racist here" but no, in all seriousness the lights they had in the place were a dim yellow so these pictures are borderline unshareable but without them I just have pictures of coked out Tony Montana and batshit crazy Patrick Bateman so I need something.
|Jarrod's face says: "I'll do anything for a dumpling.....anything"|
|Jarrod and Anthony envisioning a dumpling heaven|
|"off da chain" lo mein....see what I did there?|