Savor Soup Dumplings at These Hudson Valley Eateries

Filled with savory and rich broths, Chinese soup dumplings, or xiaolongbao, are always a good idea for a small but flavorful treat in the Valley.

As we near the end of soup season, soup dumplings seem like the perfect spring comfort food to get us through those rainy days. From pork to shrimp to chicken fillings, there is truly nothing like biting into a delicately thin dumpling skin to reveal juicy meat in a seasoned broth. Find your new favorite little steamed buns at these Asian hotspots around the Hudson Valley that feature traditional and experimental flavors.

Ala Shanghai



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Since 2010, Ala Shanghai has been serving traditional Shanghainese cuisine in Latham. From dim sum to noodle dishes, the Albany County spot is the next best thing when you can’t make the trip to Shanghai. When you’re craving soup dumplings, Ala Shanghai has all the options, including pork, crab and pork, chicken, and even vegetarian soup dumplings with vegetables and tofu.

Cho Cho San


In Rockland County, Cho Cho San is an authentic Asian noodle house with flavorful dishes. The chef has been cooking up traditional Asian cuisines for over 20 years, including popular dishes like Vietnamese pho, Malaysian ramen, and, of course, Chinese dim sum. Go big with an entrée of tofu, chicken, or shrimp plates, or chow down on an order of steamed Shanghai buns, which comes with six pork soup dumplings served with a ginger and vinegar dipping sauce. Try it topped with crab meat for $2 extra.

Dumpling + Noodle

White Plains

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Established in 2013, Dumpling + Noodle has been a White Plains mainstay ever since. The restaurant has a warm and casual atmosphere that’s the result of authentic homestyle cooking. The menu abounds with classics like noodle soups, rice bowls, and dumplings. With every kind of dumpling, from steamed to potstickers, the pork or crab meat and pork soup dumplings are the way to go for warm and juicy flavors.

Fantasy Cuisine



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At this Szechuan eatery in Westchester, enjoy authentic dishes like dim sum, spring rolls, dumplings, and much more in the restaurant’s stylish and modern space. With vegetarian and seafood dumpling options, there is something for everyone. If you came for the soup dumplings, enjoy an order of six pork or pork and crab meat xiaolongbao, complete with scallions.

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Mister Chen



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Mister Chen serves authentic Chinese cuisine with twists from various cities like Taipei and Shanghai. When the owners returned home to New York after spending a decade in Asia, they wanted to bring their favorite foods home with them. From Taiwanese beef noodle soup to braised pork belly, the soup dumplings are one of many highlights on the menu, with flavors like pork and crab meat and pork.

Szechuan House


New to the Putnam County area, Szechuan House is already a favorite spot for locals craving traditional Asian food. The restaurant’s spacious and lively interior is second only to its deliciously flavorful dishes. One of the most popular items on the menu, the pork soup dumpling with ginger vinegar sauce is a must-try.

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