Best Dim Sum - 2013
Nan Xiang Dumpling House
There are about a zillion reasons to take the 7 train out to Flushing and feast yourself into oblivion, and one particularly good one is the dim sum at Nan Xiang Dumpling House. You won't find carts clogging the aisle at this joint, so bring along a pal who knows what to order from a menu. Or just make a few wild guesses; you can't go wrong no matter what comes in your steamer, but do not miss the xiao long bao. These superior soup dumplings sag and jiggle when you've plucked them by their twists. Give them a soak in a spoonful of black vinegar floating with freshly grated ginger and then take a small nibble of the dumpling skin, letting silky pork broth burst forth across your tongue as you slurp. Leave just a bit of the juice to lubricate the inner pork meatball and its doughy casing when you're finally ready to pop it into your mouth.