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How Helen You’s Dumplings Conquered New York City

How Helen You's dumplings conquered New York City. (Image: NTDTV  via NTDTV/Screenshot)
How Helen You's dumplings conquered New York City. (Image: NTDTV via NTDTV/Screenshot)

Helen You, the owner of the Tianjin Dumpling House and the Dumpling Galaxy in Flushing, New York, said:

Helen You, who was originally from Tianjin, China, is an expert at making dumplings in the highly competitive New York City restaurant scene. She believes in the recipe of a thin skin wrapper with abundant filling.

Helen said:

Helen You, who was originally from Tianjin, China, is an expert at making dumplings in the highly competitive New York City restaurant scene. (Image: via NTDTV/Screenshot)

Helen You, originally from Tianjin, China, is an expert at making dumplings in the highly competitive New York City restaurant scene. (Image: NTDTV via NTDTV/Screenshot)

In the late 1980s, Helen came to the United States to study, and later became a international tax analyst in Manhattan before changing careers paths to make noodles and dumplings.

Helen said:

At that time, she foresaw the potential for a big Western market, and with the advantage of being able to speak good English, Helen carved out a niche by offering more than 100 different types of dumplings at her second and grander restaurant, the Dumpling Galaxy.

Helen carved out a niche by offering more than hundred different types of dumplings at her second and grander restaurant, the Dumpling Galaxy. (Image: NTDTV via NTDTV/Screenshot)

Helen carved out a niche by offering more than 100 different types of dumplings at her second and grander restaurant, the Dumpling Galaxy. (Image: NTDTV via NTDTV/Screenshot)

Helen commented:

As word spread of the dumplings at her two restaurants in Flushing, New York, publishing companies knocked on her door to invite her to write a dumpling cookbook and to introduce this traditional northern Chinese cuisine to all of America.

Translated by Chua, B.C.

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