25 Pell St
(between Doyers St & Mott St)
New York, NY 10013
Hot, steamy, and filled with delicious soup… These were perfect for one of the first cold days of the year. Joe’s does not quite match up to Ding Tai Fung (best soup dumplings EVER) because their skin is still on the thicker side and the dumplings have been supersized like all American dumplings. It takes more skill to make thin and chewy dumpling skin. Though, I don’t doubt that the chefs here don’t know how to make thin skinned dumplings. Thicker skin may be preferable to the American palate.
Oh – note that Joe’s Shanghai, the hyped up restaurant next door, uses the same kitchen as Joe’s Ginger. Same owner. Same kitchen. Just less hype. Avoid the lines and go to Joe’s Ginger.