Five dumplings for a dollar
That menu looks like something out of 1965 but it's not even the best part of Prosperity Dumplings. Not easy to get to. Not easy to order. No place to sit. But once you put one of these things in your mouth...Cue the fireworks.
I had pork & chive pot stickers while we waited for vegetable. Burned the inside of my mouth on the first one. Still, the pork was earthy while the chives kept it clean and fresh. Next was the sesame pancake with vegetables. A first.
Burned my mouth again but it was so new and different I didn't mind the skin hanging off the roof of my mouth. If the pot sticker is an explosion of slippery wet fun then the pancake is the warm towel for clean up. A nutty softness with scallions and I don't know what all.
After the pancake, I order a bag of 50 dumplings and am told my order of vegetable pot stickers is ready. $11 all in. The Golf Foxtrot and I head out to finish the vegetable pot stickers because I can no longer stand the close confines of the dining room and the constant in and out of at least 30 customers in 10 minutes.
We find a place to sit in the middle of traffic. NYC will put benches anywhere. Probably because they were just made, the vegetable pot stickers will have you holding onto the headboard. Amazing taste with the dumpling wrap a perfect al dente. Can you say that about a dumpling? I just did.
Prosperity is one of those NYC places people love to talk about. It's a mischianza of taste, place, wonder, confusion and it don't cost much. Just like sex.