Qing Hua Dumplings MontrealPosted By Jennifer Ho Jun 17 2011 · 1 comment · Dining Out
Qing Hua Dumplings has an unassuming looking exterior – to the average passerby, the place could be easily overlooked. Serving some of the most authentic, delicious soup dumplings I’ve had in the city (yes, even better than Chinatown), Qing Hua provides fast service, an approachable menu and great food.
Every main item on the lunch menu comes with a miso soup and a salad of marinated radishes. The soup is almost clear, much less cloudy than your average Japanese miso. Less tofu and shallots make it a nice, light prelude to the heavier main course. Dumplings can be served fried or steamed – we all chose to have ours in the latter style. Stacked one on top of the other, the dumplings came in circular wooden containers that had hot steam wafting from the tops. We got a nice mix and shared the different flavors amongst ourselves: pork, leek and shrimp dumplings, pork and shrimp dumplings, beef and onion dumplings and chicken and mushroom dumplings. This is a good spot to grab a quick bite to eat for cheap – if you work downtown, you could even squeeze this into your lunch break! If you like Chinese food, Qing Hua is a must.
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