For quick refueling in Midtown Manhattan, the path of least resistance tends to lead to fast food or some undistinguished buffet. Spring offers a superior option: northern Chinese–style dumplings.
Boiled dumplings filled with spicy pork are tasty, ipsedixit reports on Chowhound: "not great, but certainly good enough for a Midtown locale." Pot stickers (pictured), filled with pork and chives or chicken and mushroom, are thickish in the skins and underseasoned but can be improved with a wide choice of condiments, ipsedixit adds. Also available: soups, noodles, beer and wine, and "Chinese tapas" (things like pork belly sliders and a northeastern Chinese sausage plate).
36 W. 38th Street (between Fifth and Sixth avenues), Manhattan
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