Dumpling factory in Brooklyn

September 13, 2010 3:09:56 PM PDT
There's a factory in Brooklyn where workers are up to their arms in dumplings.

They churn out half-a-million dumplings a day.

In order to enter the factory you have to be wearing a lab coat, and a hair net.

Tucked inside a Bushwick building, it's dumplings, from sun up to sundown.

"We are one of the biggest manufacturers of dumplings and noodles," said Terry Tang.

In 1989, Tang got his start, by making noodles in Chinatown.

Now, TMI Foods makes noodles, wonton wrappers, egg rolls and 30 different kinds of dumplings.

The business has grown to 110,000 square feet and 140 employees.

So where do all the dumplings go? Plenty of restaurants, but mostly supermarkets under a variety of labels carry the TMI products.

They even make whole wheat eggrolls and dumplings.

If terry has his way, Americans will consume dumplings with the passion they do hot dogs and hamburgers.

And with half a million dumplings a day coming out of there, he may have his way.

It's already the American dream come true.

Sample dumplings from around the world and from restaurants around the city. Also featuring the 7th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest and an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world's largest wheat dumpling. This takes place on Sept. 25 from 12-5 p.m.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Food Bank for NYC!