Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t like a dumpling?

For whatever reason, today has been particularly hard. So, to distract myself from my grief, I asked AO to go on a walk with me at lunch. I wanted to walk down to the furniture store on West Wash in the hopes of finding all of the perfect pieces to fill up our new home. That didn’t happen, but I do like the shop (and am excited about the new consignment companion shop they’re in the process of opening) and the walk was nice. On the way back up the hill to work, I suggested we take a detour and check out Paul’s Pel’meni restaurant that we always talk about going to, but never do. It was sort of a strange choice for me because I ate AO’s homemade pelmeni the night before. But, really, who could ever eat enough dumplings? Actually, at this very moment, I’ll say that I am dumpling-sated. Maybe even saturated. These dumplings are taste-a-licious, though, and I highly suggest you get over there and get yourself some.

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Very simple menu. Do you want meat or potatoes or both? Obviously, both is the right answer. Do you want the works? If you’re me, who is boring, you don’t chance it, but you sample AO’s (sans sour cream) instead. If you’re everyone else in the world, you probably do the works.

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The works. Pretty right? It was very pretty until he added the demonic sour cream. Then it got a little icky looking for my taste.

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Boring? Nah. Tasty!

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Despite this cool sign, Gorham Dumplings is not the name of the joint.

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2 Responses to “Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t like a dumpling?”


  1. 1 Sara May 5, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I didn’t realize you were back to blogging! I’ve been to Paul’s once, and it was gooood. I was actually thinking about popping down there this week to get some frozen pelmeni for dinner. Especially now that they disclosed the secret hot sauce combo on Facebook. 🙂

  2. 2 kateandgracie May 5, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Whoah. They sell frozen pelmeni!? Yowee!

    Missed you!


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