Mindy Kaling, who plays Kelly on The Office, graced our fair city with her presence, and her blog’s observations about Prosperity Dumpling are every bit as hilarious as the time Michael and Ryan went clubbing here.
The dumplings I bought were steaming hot, and burned the inside of my mouth as I ate them. You don’t even want to wait until they cool down because mentally you’re thinking like the Hamburglar, and are like: “Oh shit, I just somehow scammed someone into giving me a hot delicious lunch for a fucking dollar. I better eat this fast.” But it was so delicious you guys, and completely worth the scabby-burny gum feeling I had later that day. But man, Prosperity Dumpling is putting the dump back in Dumpling.
But what’s up with her trashing the neighborhood? “Christ, Chinatown. Pull it together. This isn’t Asia. I can say racist things like this because I’m Indian and I feel Chinese people are my first cousins … But seriously, Chinatown. I don’t need to smell rotting fish garbage in front of EVERY FOOD-RELATED STORE FRONT.” You must learn to embrace the stench, Mindy. In fact, will you meet us for a Chinatown garbage tour?
The Bowery Hotel, Prosperity Dumpling, Foley & Corinna [Things I Bought That I Love via BlackBook]