Guilty Pleasure – Dumpling Extravaganza

You may not know this about me, but I LOVE noodles (I am totally eating some now for dinner!). The only things better than standard noodles, are those noodle-wrapped packages of goodness – DUMPLINGS!

I am lucky enough to work near a fantastic Chinese Restaurant that serves great dumplings (Oriental East, Silver Spring).

A favorite guilty pleasure of mine is an all-dumpling lunch affectionately known as the “Dumpling Extravaganza!!!!!!!!” (Co-workers know to refer to it as such).

To start – dumplings in a bowl (aka Won-Ton soup… for the uninitiated). This delicious rendition has two tender pork-filled won-tons bobbing in a rich golden broth. The soup is served with a bowl full of crispy fried noodles (aka crispies) that are wonderful when eating with the broth.

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Next – order dumplings of your choice! Today, it was Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings and Crispy Shrimp Dumplings

The pork dumplings are encased in a tender noodle, that becomes beautifully crispy where it meets the oil when being pan-fried.

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The golden crispy exterior of the shrimp dumplings hides a gorgeous filling of chopped shrimp and bamboo shoots.

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Other intriguing dumplings are available on the Dim Sum Menu… Taro dumplings filled with pork, steamed shrimp dumplings, shirmp or pork Shu Mai, dried scallop dumplings, and/or fried shrimp /meat dumpling round out your sumptuous selections.

Obviously I am a fan of the lunch menu, but the weekend dim sum (served by cart) draws a large and traditional crowd.

Be sure to visit soon! You will need to order individual items off the menu… I am still working on having the “Dumpling Extravaganza” added as an option!  :)

Oriental East Restaurant
1312 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 608-0030
http://www.orientaleast.com

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One Response to Guilty Pleasure – Dumpling Extravaganza

  1. Leigh says:

    I love me some pan-fried dumplings!!!

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