On the search for the best dumplings in Connecticut brings us to Nummy in West Hartford.
Nummy is one of those semi-pan-Asian restaurants, which is always dangerous.
Sometimes that is because the owners are from somewhere that is not China or Japan and worry people wouldn’t want to go to a Taiwanese or Korean or Filipino restaurant.
But we heard good things so wanted to give it a try.
If you are a restaurant and you have a dish that is also the name of your restaurant, that dish better be good.
With different levels of spiciness for the soup, we chose ‘Spicy’.
It appears they have different broths entirely instead of just adding heat to the same broth, which is classy.
Outside of the broth, however, there isn’t a lot of flavor to the soup.
The vegetables are raw but too thick.
The noodles add little to nothing.
The pork as well got lost.
And the eggs, as you can see in the photo below, came overcooked.
But the broth is excellent.
To make this work, you have to focus on the broth and add a bunch of a la carte ingredients to give it more flavor.
Or, you can choose something else.
The Rating: Nummy Noodles
These dumplings are super soft and delicate.
The interior is a nice pork flavor, even if it is a little light.
The sauce is very heavy in vinegar, but also some sweet and umami.
Well balanced overall, these dumpling are excellent.
The Rating: Pork Gyoza
Address: 1160 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110
Hours: Sunday 11am to 9:30pm
Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 10:30pm