Year of the Takeout Day 31: Yummy Dumpling

Year of the Takeout Day 31: Yummy Dumpling

Broccoli & Eggplant in Garlic Sauce from Yummy Dumpling (174 Second Avenue, 646-963-9200)

Garlic sauce gets about as much play in Chinese takeout as the liquefied, soy-based salt lick that is brown gravy. However, Year of the Takeout's very serious and somber staff has a strange fascination with the peppy, peppery -- and sometimes pink-hued -- ingredient.

Yummy Dumpling's approach wasn't the best, but the $9.25 dish splendidly captured the buttery, playful richness of Chinese eggplant -- and the bold, earthy aromas of broccoli. Overall, the selection felt like a success.

Also, out of sheer curiosity, YotT tried Yummy's seaweed salad. (YotT knows: Seaweed salad isn't a thing on takeout Chinese menus, but we wanted to try it anyway.)

Again, the app had the same briny sliminess of Riceton's -- the two really seemed indistinguishable. If anyone can suggest a place with good seaweed salad -- not necessarily for YotT, just generally -- let us know in the comments!

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