Sisters Serve Organic Dumplings in East Village Inspired by Mom's Recipe

By Lisha Arino on July 8, 2014 12:16pm 

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 Mimi Cheng's, a dumpling shop specializing in authentic Taiwanese-Chinese food made with organic and sustainable ingredients, will open on July 10 in the East Village.
Mimi Cheng's in the East Village
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EAST VILLAGE — Taiwanese-Chinese dumplings made with organic meat are coming to Second Avenue.

Sisters Hannah and Marian Cheng will open Mimi Cheng's Dumplings, which they named for their mother, Thursday morning at 179 Second Ave. near East 12th Street.

The dumplings will be made fresh daily using recipes inspired by the dumplings the owners' mother made when they were growing up, according to the Mimi Cheng's website.

The meat will come from Fleisher’s Grassfed and Organic Meats in Brooklyn and organic vegetables will come from nearby farms, according to a press release.

The menu includes three types of dumplings: the Mimi Cheng, with pasture-raised chicken and organic zucchini; the Reinvented Classic, with pork, baby bok choy and organic cabbage; and the Mighty Veggie, with organic kale, zucchini and shiitake mushrooms, as well as free-range eggs.

All the dumplings are served with Mimi’s Secret Sauce for dipping. The menu includes prepared vegetables and housemade seasonal drinks, according to the restaurant’s website.

“New Yorkers know good food and this great city we call home is long overdue for better Chinese options,” the Cheng sisters wrote on the restaurant’s website.

“We are so excited to be able to share our Mom’s dumplings, authentic to the organic and sustainable goodness we grew up on, with like-minded, hungry people. We are what we eat, so let’s eat real food."

Mimi Cheng’s will open July 10 at 11 a.m. at 179 Second Ave. Regular hours and prices will be announced soon.

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