clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Monkey King Stuffs Thanksgiving Dinner Into Dumplings

The Deep Ellum noodle stand is going all-American with a holiday special.

K. Davidson/EDFW


Deep Ellum walk-up stand Monkey King Noodle Co. has developed a loyal following for its bold Asian flavors in the form of spicy beef soup and dandan noodles — just drive by any day at lunchtime and check out the line — and now the noodle masters are putting their own spin on American holiday fare: They're stuffing their handmade dumpling wrappers with an oh-so-seasonal mixture of turkey, gravy, and mashed potatoes, and serving the holiday-flavored dumplings with a side of gingery cranberry sauce for dipping.

The dumpling filling admittedly doesn't scream Thanksgiving on its own, though the little bundles certainly get a festive boost from the dipping sauce. But if you're one of those people that just has to investigate all holiday-flavored things (remember those super-weird Jones Soda flavors?), they're probably worth a shot — otherwise, you can never go wrong with the juicy pork soup dumplings.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater Dallas newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world