14314 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
Tue-Sun 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tue-Sun 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Whenever I’m craving dumplings in the north end this is my go to spot. Fu Man makes their dumplings fresh from scratch. The TLC in these little guys are obvious from the first bite you take (they are actually not that small…dumplings are bigger than the ones at Din Tai Fung). However, before you take your first bite make sure you do it right. The dumplings are best eaten hot and lathered in the plum sauce provided. Let the dumpling bathe in the sauce for a few seconds to soak in the sauce and cool down a little before taking your first bite. You will immediately taste the sweetness of the house plum sauce but the flavor from the pork and veggie filling will come through shortly after. After you got the process down repeat 11 more times
Lets say you are just not feeling the dumplings today, what else is good? Well, the dumplings are definitely the star of the house but there also a cast of supporting dishes that can be a very good alternatives. Such as the Fu Man Special Fried Rice and the Ma Po Tofu. The fried rice comes with a mix of veggies, shrimp, chicken, and beef. The rice is very moist and has a peppery taste that I have never had in fried rice before. Although very good, the fried rice is no match for Green Village’s House Special fried rice.
The Ma Po Tofu was also really enjoyable; it was light, spicy, and sweet all at the same time. It came with tofu (obviously), ground beef, a mix of peas and carrots, and sauce that taste very similar to the house plum sauce for the dumplings. I got the tofu with 4 stars and I thought that was the absolute perfect spiciness (just a little spicy tingle on the tongue but not so much that you cannot enjoy your food).
The location itself is pretty small. There are about eight tables and can probably fit no more than 24 people total. Parking is very limited in the front. However, drive around to the back of the building to find more parking.
In summary, depending what you are feeling you can pick up the Fu Man Special Fried Rice or the Ma Po Tofu for a little over $10 (after tax), or the Homemade Dumplings for a little less than $10 (after tax). If it is your first time here I would definitely go for the dumplings. And if you do, don’t forget to apply the technique above.