In Italy, they’re called ravioli, in Japan shumai, in Jewish cuisine kreplach, in China wonton. No matter what name you call them by or what culture they hail from, dumplings are a staple of virtually every cuisine.
Beginning on Feb. 27, a new contender for your dumpling dollar will open in Columbus Circle’s Turnstyle Underground Market. Its name is Daa! Dumplings, and as you may have guessed from the first word — daa is Russian for “yes” — the dumplings are Russian (aka pelmeni).
Daa! offers four options on the dumpling theme: beef and pork, chicken, lamb and feta, and potato and mushroom. All are served in a cardboard cone with a pickle (when in Minsk!) and can be embellished by any of several sauces, plus a dollop of sour cream.
Stop by and opening day and buy any size dumpling. In exchange, you’ll receive a promo code good for any regular-sized dumpling on the house on your next visit.
Daa! Dumplings, Unit #28 at Turnstyle Underground Market (57th St. and Eighth Ave), 212-757-6207.