Johney’s Dumpling House is a go-to place for food­ies, fam­i­lies with kids, and friends who feel like beer and dumplings on Fri­day night. Johney Zhou grew up cook­ing dumplings, so he knows what he’s doing. Adding The Tiki on a menu, he got all the veg­ans cov­ered too.

The name: The Tiki

The price: 4 for $6

The secret: Our hand­made dumplings are steamed before they hit the hot plate. It’s a cook­ing process that requires pre­cise tim­ing! We steam the­se beau­ties for six min­utes, then fry them using a hot plate, oil and just the right tem­per­a­ture.

The sto­ry: The dish is actu­al­ly named after the local leg­end Tiki Taane. At one of the events back in 2015 he came to me and asked if we had any vege options. Unfor­tu­nate­ly we didn’t. So I set myself the task of cre­at­ing some­thing for the veg­e­tar­i­ans and veg­ans. After a veg­etable hunt at the local grow­ers, we came up with the­se kale, cour­get­te, car­rot and red onion dumplings. The feed­back has been incred­i­ble! Thanks, Tiki.