A new restaurant called Mellie’s 13781 Northern Boulevard, New York, NY 11354 has opened up next to Great Wall Supermarket, which makes it a convenient lunch spot for a day of shopping and errands. One wall is lined with tanks of live seafood so I had high hopes as we sat down for dim sum.

The Shrimp and Scallop Dumpling had a plump tasty filling but the dough was too thick, especially on one end which I ended up just not eating.

Shrimp and Scallop Dumplings

The Shrimp Wrapped in Rice Noodles, my usual favorite, was too soft and limp (rice noodles).

shrimp in rice noodles

The Vegetables in Bean Curd Sheets met the standard.

Vegetable in Bean Curd Cheets

The Duck Feet was actually quite good, more strongly anise flavored than most, while the tripe and daikon underneath was more gingered. This was probably the winner of the meal.

Duck Feet, Tripe, and Daikon

The Fish Balls were light and fluffy, as good as most around town.

Fish Balls

The Vegetable Dumplings had a gooey filling with the crunch of a few water chestnuts. The texture and flavor were both horrible.

Vegetable Dumplings

Overall, it was just alright, a few good, a few bad, nothing outstanding. They lack variety though. I didn’t even see some standards like turnip cakes and chicken feet. They can be partially excused because it was a Monday, but there are several other places that have full line-ups on weekdays. I probably won’t be coming back.

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