Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings Opens Doors

  Last modified on March 4th, 2021

Mimi Cheng's Upper West Side

Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings has opened its doors at 309 Amsterdam Avenue, between 74th and 75th Streets.

Mimi Cheng's Dumplings 309 Amsterdam Avenue

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:

Mimi Cheng's Chicken and Veggie Dumplings

The veggie dumplings are on the left and are packed with zucchini, chives, bean thread noodles, carrots and free-range egg.

Then I dug my way into the pork & chive dumplings.

pork dumplings Mimi Chengs

The chives are described as “garlicky.” They are.

The highlight for me were the scallion pancakes, which were hands down the best and doughiest I’ve ever had.

scallion pancakes mimi cheng uws


These “Taiwanese Street-Cart Greens” also brought a nice amount of flavor and crunch to the meal.

Taiwanese street cart greens

“Fresh greens with a vegetarian garlic sauce, topped with crispy shallots”

Here’s the UWS menu for full descriptions.

Mimi Cheng's UWS menu

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.


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