Sunday, January 31, 2010
Best WONTON soup in the city
A While a go I decided not to write about restaurants in my blogs anymore. I figured that there were enough people who wrote reviews and they could do much better job then I can.... So what changed my mind?... well, the wonton soup and noodles are extraordinary here that I just had to make sure that everyone knew about this place.
When you order pot stickers at any restaurant more then likely it was not made their, if it was, then they just made the filling and wrapped it with factory made skin. Well, Katy's Dumpling is something really special, they make all of their dumplings (pot stickers included) from scratch. For Italian food lovers you know what I am talking about, fresh homemade pasta vs. store bought dry pasta... yes? Place is in a small strip mall next to a Indian gift shop. When you walk through a small glass double doors, you will find a refrigerator filled with ready to take home food, and there is counter where you order before you sit down (maybe 8 tables?). In the back there is a small kitchen filled to the brim with pots and pans, with one cook and one wok. He makes everything with this one wok. It is amazing to watch this cook move around reaching for this and that to produce wonderful dishes.
But by far my favorite is "the house special wonton soup". The dumplings are huge and skin is perfectly aldante, soup is clear chicken stock. It is seasoned with tons of fresh garlic and herbs. The balance of flavor is wonderful when eaten hot, and the fresh greens that are added at the last minute is refreshing.
You can purchase potstickers in quantities of 50 to take home and cook it yourself.. Huge bargain... and they are delicious....
Katy's Dumpling House
665 N. Cass Ave.
Westmont, IL 60559
Hours: 11am – 9pm