Montclair has a delicious option for all things dumpling.
Elyssia’s Kitchen, located on Bloomfield Avenue, makes the venerable soup dumpling (pork or crabmeat and pork), and that is reason enough to drop by. But this Asian-fusion dumpling house with a bohemian aesthetic offers a variety of other tasty menu offerings, including potstickers (eight different kinds — we loved the kimchi pork) and shrimp wontons in homemade soup as well as scallion pancakes, roast pork or kimchi fried rice. Beverages include Thai tea and matcha lattes. There’s also an intriguing souffle pancake on the dessert menu we want to try. Prices run from $5-$11.
Elyssia’s Kitchen also has a Verona High School connection. It was opened by VHS senior Elyssia Yung, who was working on the business venture while still at school, with help from her parents who both have experiencing opening ad running restaurants. Yung opened Elyssia’s Kitchen at the end of May.
Elyssia’s Kitchen, 190C Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, 973-337-5340. Mon-Sat: 11:00am – 8:00pm; Sun: 12:00noon – 8:00pm