Shanghai buns - Yen Fung Ding
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Yen Fung Ding

Address: 628 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON Hours: 10am – 7pm (Sun-Mon, Wed-Sat); closed Tue Website: http://yfddumpling.com/ or their Skip the Dishes template site http://www.yenfungding.com/   After some failed starts due to hours that don’t run very late, (including one which led us to tasty neighbour Roku Bar) my wife and I made a successful visit to dumpling house Yen […]

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Rare and beef flank pho - The Noodle House
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The Noodle House

Address: 775 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm daily Website: https://thenoodlehouseottawa.wordpress.com/   Xiao long bao, Chinese soup dumplings, have become a bit of a culinary white whale for me. Discussed frequently on food shows, blogs, and the interwebs in general, these dumplings remained elusive while I was living on the east coast. With my move up to Ottawa […]

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Momos - Sula Wok
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Sula Wok

Address: 184 Main St, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon – Sat); 11:30am – 7:30pm (Sun) Website: http://sulawok.com/     Now that the blog is up and running, a new dilemma has now presented itself: my wife/blog editor tends to get food cravings after proof-reading my reviews. Review a donair place? Cravings for east coast grub ensues. Chinese place we […]

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Mega dumpling bowl - Dumpling Park
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Dumpling Park

Address: 538 Rochester St, Ottawa, ON (behind the Morning Owl) Hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm (M-F, during the warm months) Website: Nada Green factor: No composting or recycling. Recyclable/re-useable containers.   After hearing tales of delicious lunches at the dumpling truck my sister was mildly addicted to, she shot me a message last summer to meet up for lunch and finally […]

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Coriander shrimp dumplings - Hung Sum
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Hung Sum

Address: 939 Somerset Street West, Ottawa Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm (M, W-Th), closed Tue, 11:00am – 10:00pm (F), 10:00am – 10:00pm (Sat), 10:00am – 9:00pm (Sun) Website: Just this Facebook account   It can be tough being the new kid on the food writing block (NKOTFWB album dropping soon!), and perhaps even more so when you’re trying a storied, popular restaurant for the first time. […]

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Dumplings in spicy peanut sauce
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Oriental Chu Shing

Address: 691 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00am – 11:pm (M-Thu), 11:00am – 12:00am (Fri-Sat), closed Sunday Website: http://orientalchushing.com/   Hip, modern, minimalist – these are three things that Oriental Chu Shing is most definitely not. A throwback to the large Chinese restaurants of yore that have mostly faded away with rising rents, increased competition, and the natural rollover of family […]

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