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Dumpling Destination Lam Zhou Eyes Chinatown Reopening

A sign has popped up at 40 Bowery

Boiled dumplings covered in chile oil
Dumplings from Lam Zhou
Devra Ferst

Looks like one of the best dumpling shops in New York may not be dead after all. Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle — best known for its pork and chive dumplings — has found a new home at 40 Bowery, south of Canal Street, according to a sign spotted by Bowery Boogie. A bright poster board on the storefront declares that the restaurant will open in October, noting that it’s a move from the location at 144 East Broadway.

It’s big news for dumpling lovers, who emphatically mourned the loss when the original location suddenly closed last month. Rumors spread that the owners lost the lease. Some heard that the owner planned to retire after that, and others heard that they’d seek a new location. But a revival was never confirmed until now.

The name of Lam Zhou, which had been open since 2007, suggested that hand-pulled noodles were its specialty, but over the years, it became best known for its dumplings, which fans sometimes bought in bulk and froze to eat later. Food writers like Francis Lam and Max Falkowitz considered it one of the best dumplings in the city. In a goodbye to the restaurant, writer Devra Ferst wrote that beyond stunning food, “Lam Zhou personified a dwindling sort of New York restaurant that will simply let you be.”

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