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Masterpiece

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ChineseSichuan

Duluth

$$$$Perfect For:Impressing Out of Towners
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Even with an unremarkable dining room, Masterpiece in Duluth is where we’d take out-of-town guests to wow them with tasty entrees that are just as impressive as their stellar dumplings. The purple potato juice dumplings are vegetarian (filled with egg, tofu, bean thread noodle, and mushroom) and can hold their own against any meat-filled dumpling. The color of the wrapper is from purple potatoes, which is both visually appealing and adds a slightly earthy taste. The Zhong dumplings are pork- and veggie-filled, served swimming in a bowl of a rich soy and chili oil dumpling sauce that is spicy, sweet, and vinegary—a lot of flavor going on, andt it all works. Save the sauce after you finish the dumplings, and drizzle it onto your rice.

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