At Prosperity Dumplings, a Wealth of Cheap Eats

The latest five-for-a-buck Chinese dumpling joint to turn up on hound radar is Prosperity on Eldridge. It offers a familiar lineup of fried or boiled dumplings, plus sesame pancakes, noodle soups, and a handful of Fuzhou-style bites like peanut noodles. “Can’t say enough good things about Prosperity or its proprietors,” raves Nosher, who gives the friendly newcomer the edge over Dumpling House a couple blocks to the north. bolletje puts it a rung below Chinatown’s Tasty Dumpling.

Like most of the other dumpling contenders, Prosperity makes a great cheap sandwich by stuffing fresh-griddled sesame pancakes with meat and a lively, banh mi-like vegetable slaw. The beef-vegetable version is terrific, says Nehna, who adds that a mere $5 will buy two of them plus 10 dumplings and bottled water.

Prosperity Dumplings [Lower East Side]
46 Eldridge St., between Canal and Hester, Manhattan
212-343-0683
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Dumpling House [Lower East Side]
118A Eldridge St., between Broome and Grand, Manhattan
212-625-8008
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Tasty Dumpling [Chinatown]
54 Mulberry St., between Bayard and Mosco, Manhattan
212-349-0070
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