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10 Hudson Valley Dumplings You Won’t Be Able to Stop Eating

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Whether you’re in the mood for soup dumplings or pan-seared pockets, these local eateries satisfy all your savory cravings.

Dumplings are dangerous.

Think about it. When’s the last time you’ve eaten only one pot sticker? We’re not complaining, though. In the Hudson Valley, dumpling options abound nearly as often as our cravings for them, popping up as pan-fried pockets, origami-ed shumai, and broth-filled soup pouches. Inside the delicate dough folds, world flavors pack an incredible punch — a welcome surprise from such small bites.

Hungry yet? Eat your way through our local list, then tag us @HudsonValleyMag on Instagram with your delicious dumpling pictures.

Ala Shanghai Chinese Cuisine

Latham
Open for indoor dining and takeout
Try this: Crab and pork soup dumplings

Ala Shanghai might be somewhat off the beaten path for anyone outside of the Latham area, but its dumplings make the drive into town more than worth it. Everything on the dim sum menu is top-notch, but the steamed Shanghaiese soup dumplings stuffed with crab, pork, and broth are just the thing to soothe the soul after a long day.

Pair them with an order of sticky rice shumai or crispy fried wontons for the dumpling-centric dinner of your dreams.

Soup in a dumpling served in a soup spoon. #dimsumtime

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Cho Cho San Noodle House

Nanuet
Open for indoor dining and takeout, with online ordering available

Try this: Steamed Shanghai bun

Cho Cho San might technically be a noodle house, but it’s dumplings are more than worth the trip to Nanuet. No order is complete without the eatery’s signature steamed Shanghai buns, which feature six perfectly steamed pork dumplings with a zingy ginger and vinegar dipping sauce. As an upgrade, the buns can also be topped with crab meat for a unique surf and turf combo.

Kanda House Thai Kitchen

Cornwall
Open for indoor dining and takeout
Try this: Steamed pork dumplings

Cornwall’s Kanda House is an excellent option for Thai food in the Hudson Valley. It also happens to be a top spot for homemade dumplings, especially when shared as an appetizer before a meal with friends.

Start off with four pieces of the steamed pork pouches, which are packed with ground pork, carrots, water chestnuts, and scallions. Enjoy them hot and dipped in soy sauce.

Momo Valley Dumpling

Beacon
Open for catering, curbside pickup, and delivery
Try this: Vegan Momo

Located inside Beacon’s Hudson Valley Food Hall, Momo Valley has something of a cult reputation for its handmade, Himalayan-spiced dumplings. Ingredients are local and come from spots like Autumns Harvest Farm in Romulus and Marbled Meat Shop in Cold Spring.

As for what’s inside, it could be anything from spinach and cheese to chicken or beef. Get them fried for a bit more bite or try the vegan momo with spinach, zucchini, cabbage, and carrots if you’re feeling adventurous.

Palace Dumplings

Wappingers Falls
Open for takeout
Try this: Egg dumplings with chive

This hole-in-the-wall spot on Route 9 might not look like much from the outside, but don’t let that stop you from claiming a parking spot at the strip mall. Inside, the eatery serves up every sort of dumpling imaginable, from pork with sour cabbage and beef with watercress to lamb with mushroom and shrimp with cucumber and egg.

All dumpling orders come steamed with 12 pieces, and you can pay $1 more to get them fried. While all the dumplings are delectable here, the simple egg dumplings with fresh chive hit the spot like nothing else.

Taiwan Noodle

Albany
Open for indoor dining and takeout

Try this: Steamed pork soup dumpling

If you’ve never experienced the wonders of soup dumplings before, head to Taiwan Noodle to sample the Chinese dough pockets in all their brothy glory.  Before you go, read up on proper soup dumpling dining technique, then grab your chopsticks and delicately dig into all the soft and savory dim sum you can handle.

P.S. The hot and sour dumplings are pretty excellent, too.

Vegetarian dumplings make me soy soy happy

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Twisted Soul

Poughkeepsie
Open for delivery and takeout
Try this: Pork dumplings with cured sausage and ginger

Known for its innovative world flavors, Twisted Soul in Poughkeepsie keeps the fusion fare going with its dumpling concepts. With six pieces per order, the steamed pockets come in addictive medleys like lamb with portobello mushrooms and chicken with lemongrass.

Eat them up with a side of jasmine rice and a drizzle of sweet and sour sauce.

Thailicious

Poughkeepsie
Open for indoor dining and curbside pickup
Try this: Thai dumpling

Come to Poughkeepsie’s Thailicious for the pad Thai, then stay for the scrumptious Thai dumplings. Technically a starter, the dumplings are stuffed with a mixture of chicken, mushrooms, celery, scallion, water chestnuts, and bamboo slices. Enjoy them dipped in a sweet, dark soy sauce.

Warwick Thai

Warwick
Open for indoor dining and takeout

Try this: Steamed Thai dumplings

While dinner at Warwick Thai is an experience in itself — try the drunken noodles! — it’s made even better with an introductory order of steamed Thai dumplings. With five pieces per order, the dumplings hide juicy bursts of chicken and pork flavored with water chestnuts and pepper.

They’re the perfect way to whet your appetite before you dig into traditional Thai dishes.


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