If you’re on the search for a light and budget meal without forgoing taste, Jonny Dumpling is the answer to your problems. Don’t be fooled by the joint’s humble décor, the food here is notoriously good. Jonny Dumpling specializes in handmade Chinese dumplings and serves them in five different varieties. The lumpy dough shell hides a chewy texture and while all of them are worth a try, the boiled shrimp dumplings and half-moon dumplings are indisputably the best. Each shrimp dumpling cuddles a whole shrimp, which releases a hearty broth at first bite, much like xiao long bao. The half-moon dumplings are winged and pan-fried only on one side, similar to the Japanese gyoza, while the other side maintains its steamed form. When going with a friend, get the best of both worlds and order one boiled and the other fried.
|Venue name:||Jonny Dumpling|
5, Bogwang-ro 59-gil
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sun 11:30am–9:50pm (Last order 9:30pm)|
|Transport:||Itaewon Station (Line 6), exit 4|
|Price:||Home-made Boiled Shrimp Dumplings 7,000 won, Half-moon Fried Dumplings 7,000 won, Dumpling Soup with Mussels 7,000 won|