I spent a lot of time in Taiwan for work in the past, and developed a serious addiction to dumplings. Some of the best I've ever had were from the famed Din Tai Fung soup dumplings, as well as a street vendor making his homemade versions at 8 for $1. Got a tip that Pinch Chinese in Soho has some good soup dumplings so I decided one night to swing by and try them out.
Plenty of bar seating to grab small plates and drinks.
The "This is Not Milk Tea" was strong.
Cumin ribs were outstanding.
Pork soup dumplings were very good, but just made me miss Taiwanese food even more.
Pinch Chinese is worth a visit if you're in the mood for soup dumplings and some drinks. A little expensive though, but that's to be expected in this part of the city.