I love that my office is so close to Madison Square Park mostly because that means I’m able to enjoy Madison Square Eats when it’s around. I was very excited to see there were quite a few newcomers this season, including Daa! Dumplings.
Daa! Dumplings sells palmeni, the Russian-style dumplings that I fell in love with via Trader Joe’s, of all places. They offer several flavors (shredded beef & pork, pork, beef, chicken, potato, or cabbage) in two order sizes, 12 ($8.75) or 18 ($12.75). Both orders come with a pickle spear and choice of side sauce.
I went half and half with the 18 dumpling meal size. Of the two flavors, shredded beef & pork and chicken, I probably liked the beef & pork the most, but both were very good. For sauces, I got the sour cream as well as the spicy adjika tomatoes. I thought the tomatoes were almost more sweet than spicy, but I really liked mixing them together. Overall, these palmeni were authentic and packed with flavor. For $13 I wish they were a liiiittle more filling, but I was happy with my meal. I also love dumplings as street food vs. the standard options – it’s surprising easy to eat these guys on the go.