Pot Stickers From A Pou’s Taste


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UPDATE: The food truck has been identified as A Pou’s Taste.

Dish #5 comes from an unidentifiable food cart around the corner from The Village Voice office.

Potstickers: $3.50

Because I can’t read Chinese, I asked the dude behind the window at this food cart found right on Astor Place for the vender’s name as I ordered some potstickers. “Uh, I don’t actually know,” he said, a bit sheepishly. He continued, “The owner is Chinese, and I just work here.” I asked him what name I should give people if I want to recommend it, and got more stutters. “Uh, a Chinese food cart?” Oh, okay. Thanks buddy!

Anyway, this apparently nameless place actually makes some pretty freaking delicious potstickers. For a couple of bucks, you get five little treats fit for a perfect little lunch. The skin is spongy and thin, and filled to the max with pork. Be sure to grab a package of their chili sauce, too. Just be careful, or you’ll end up making trip after trip to the water cooler trying to put out the fire.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 13, 2012

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