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Jury Duty has a Silver Lining

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Excellent Dumpling House Offers a Great Lunch

Ah, to be a part of the justice system! My civic duty was recently called upon through a jury summons! While I was waiting for hours, I spent some time researching where to have lunch - best use of my time for sure. Since I was in Chinatown, I started to crave soup dumplings. Based on the amount of time I had and my location, I chose Excellent Dumpling House (no website,

I didn't have breakfast, so I was hungry! I ordered the Chicken with Garlic Sauce lunch special - $6.95 (served with choice of soup, fried rice and a spring roll!). I ALSO wanted the pork soup dumplings, so I ordered those too - #yolo

The Hot and Sour soup was really tasty - large pieces of tofu that were delicious.

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

The soup dumplings were great! The dipping sauce served with them was sooooooo tasty!



By the time my entrée came, I was losing steam! I ate all the chicken and most of the peppers, but I couldn't really tackle the rice or spring roll. The chicken was very saucey. The chicken was tender and great quality - especially given the cheap pricing. Sometimes, I am a bit weary of chicken at cheap Chinese restaurants.

Chicken with Garlic Sauce Lunch Special

Chicken with Garlic Sauce Lunch Special

If you find yourself in Chinatown at lunch time, especially on jury duty (eek!), this is a good bet.