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Wei Mei Xian
Wei Mei Xian is a Fujianese spot with counter seats and a few tables inside, making it a good pick for a quick, inexpensive meal of memorable dumplings in Sunset Park. Try their version of xiao long bao, which are like a cross between Shanghainese soup dumplings and steamed pork buns. The meatball inside is delightfully plump and salty, and the soup is thick and rich, like a sauce. The pork bun is huge—about six inches in diameter—and extremely fluffy, while the pork and chive dumplings have nearly-translucent wrappers and meaty, flavorful filling ($3.50 for 10). Wei Mei Xian also sells Fujianese classics like peanut butter noodles and fish ball soup.
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