Monday, October 6, 2008

We've got dumps in the truck, truck, truck

Last week Bret alerted his Twitter followers to the news that Rickshaw Dumpling House had sent out a truck to sell dumplings to officeworkers all over New York. The next day it stopped by near the NRN offices, so I ran out to investigate.


I like the red paint job and retro-cute signage.

Here is the dumpling truck menu:

How do chalkboard menu-writers get the right mix of casual and legible? If I wrote a chalkboard menu, no one would be able to read it.

You could get chicken, pork or veggie dumplings. I was hoping for a pan-fried pork dumpling, but they only had steamed dumplings available. I got the pork ones. I would have been up for trying two of each to compare them, but you had to get 6 of a kind, and I was pretty sure I couldn't eat 18 dumplings for lunch. They were tasty, but my heart belongs to Rickshaw's chocolate soup dumplings. They're fantastic, chewy rice-dough balls with black sesame seeds and a molten chocolate center. That chocolate invariably squirts all over the place, so you have to be very cautious while eating them. Or you could throw caution to the wind and just wear a bib like any right-thinking grown-up.


Unknown said...

Oh man, I really like Dumplings! :) well done to all those trucks that sell them on street corners! It's Preferable, no doubt, than some fancy and high cost Asian restaurant...I hope they will sell their stuff in more cities soon...

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