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Dumpling House in the Castro serves dumplings, buns, turnip cakes, potstickers, wontons, and Hong Kong-style wonton soup. If your dinner brain tends to want everything when dumplings are involved, you’ll probably welcome their shorter menu. The xiao long bao are extra soupy; the shrimp and pork dumplings are flavorful and meaty; and the wrinkly wontons are delicately wrapped and bathed in slightly spicy chili oil. If you’re ordering takeout, the pan-fried veggie and meat buns may lose a bit of their crispness in transit (be sure to pop open the top of the takeout box to let the steam out), but they are delicious.
“Dumpling House opened over a year ago on Noe St. in the Castro, and serves dumplings, buns, turnip cakes, potstickers, wontons, and Hong Kong-style wonton soup. I tend to want to order everything when my dinner brain calls out for dumplings, so I welcomed their shorter menu when I tried them for the first time and ended up ordering a bit of everything - and you should, too. The xiao long bao were extra soupy; and the fresh shrimp and pork dumplings were both flavorful and meaty. The wrinkly wontons were also delicately wrapped and bathed in a slightly spicy chili oil. And despite the pan-fried veggie and meat buns losing a bit of their crispness in transit (ah, the woes of takeout - definitely pop open the top of the takeout box to let the steam out), they were still delicious. One thing to note is that the portions at Dumpling House are smaller than other dumpling spots around the city - for example, the pan-fried dumplings were three pieces for $6.95.” - LC