Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings has opened its doors at 309 Amsterdam Avenue, between 74th and 75th Streets.
The Taiwanese dumpling spot has two other locations – one in Nolita and one in the East Village – and was founded in 2014. They’ve since built an impressive following of over 50,000 Instagram followers, and have gotten lots of praise from the press throughout the years.
Mimi Cheng’s pan-fried dumplings are made from scratch every day, only using “extra virgin olive oil and 100% Japanese toasted sesame oil.” They also note that they only use sunflower oil for pan-frying.
I checked out the new restaurant and tried a whole bunch of plates. Everything was fresh and amazing.
I started with the chicken and veggie dumplings:
Then I dug my way into the pork & chive dumplings.
The highlight for me were the scallion pancakes, which were hands down the best and doughiest I’ve ever had.
These “Taiwanese Street-Cart Greens” also brought a nice amount of flavor and crunch to the meal.
Here’s the UWS menu for full descriptions.
We’ve also been told the Upper West Side location will soon begin offering Mimi’s frozen dumpling kits, as well as rotating monthly specials. The current February special at the East Village location are Lunar Fish Dumplings, described on that menu as “Wild-caught delicate white fish with garlicky chives served with a side of Mimi’s Fish Sauce, a vibrant cilantro Thai chili lime dipping sauce.”
Learn more at mimichengs.com.
$13.15 for dumplings??? You can get them for a buck-and-a quarter down in Chinatown!
Went today at 12noon…no sign with hours, but turns out they didn’t open until 1pm. Went elsewhere for lunch. Stopped by again at 6pm and they were closed with a sign saying they had sold out of food. This is one of multiple locations. These business owners aren’t new to the business. Really poor planning on their parts. Already made impression they aren’t reliable.