I enjoyed the little food travelogue you posted. My family and I took a quick trip to NYC in April and we, too, sought out The Dumpling House. AWESOME! We were the first customers of the day and got there as they were making trays and trays of the dumplings. As we planned to eat lunch elsewhere, we decided to get 15 dumplings to share, as well as two orders of sesame pancake (50 cents each for huge pieces of fried sesame bread, filled with slivers of scallion). We went to the back counter to eat and, yes, it really does seat only 4 people. One of the coolest things about the location of the dumpling house is…as you stand facing the shop, if you look to your left, the Empire State Building stands clearly and triumphantly in the distance, perfectly framed by the buildings of this part of Chinatown.
It was a great morning for our family!