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Nitemrkt’s “Bag the Bao” Video

I ran across Nitemrkt’s dumping-tastic rap video “Bag the Bao” on Eater.  Nitemrkt raps in Mandarin, Cantonese and English and the video, features crave inducing imagery of sheng jian bao, barbecue pork buns, soup dumplings, Sesame balls and stuffed breads.  … Continue reading

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Dumpling Shack, London UK

Dumpling Shack, at the Old Spitalfields Market, serves a Chinese street-food menu of dumplings and noodles.  It is a small stall with room for about three employees to rapid fire serve dumplings to the throngs who lunch at the Market.  … Continue reading

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Murger Han, London, UK

Northwestern Chinese Xi’an style restaurants and food trucks are widely available in NYC, in a large part due to the excellent Xi’an Famous Foods, but there seem to be very few Xi’an style restaurants in London. One that I did … Continue reading

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Leong’s Legend, London, UK

Leong’s Legends Continue has been my go-to restaurant in London’s Chinatown for years, so I was sad to see the “Permanently Closed” tag for it on Yelp.  Thankfully though, the restaurant has merely moved around the corner onto the main … Continue reading

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Return to Tipsy Shanghai, New York NY

After enjoying Little Alley, but not getting the full soup filled experience from their Sheng Jian Bao, I was craving these pan fried buns and so a few days latter headed back to Tipsy Shanghai.  In my prior review of Tipsy … Continue reading

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Little Alley, New York, NY

Little Alley, takes its name from the Shanghai “Long Tang” neighborhoods of Chef Yuchun Cheung’s youth, and is dedicated to the cuisine of Shanghai.  Long Tang are narrow, interconnected mazes of alleyways that form neighborhoods unique to old Shanghai, but … Continue reading

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Manti in Philadelphia

PhillyMag.com has published a round-up of Philadelphia restaurants serving Manti, the small dumplings found in found in Turkish, Armenian, Uzbek, and other Middle Eastern and central Asian cuisines.  Apparently Middle-Eastern cuisine is ascendant as a food trend in Philadelphia and … Continue reading

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Rising Moon, Organic Garlic and Roasted Veggie Ravioli.

Rating: I needed to make a quick dinner this weekend and once again turned to Rising Moon’s line of frozen ravioli.  The company began with a ravioli subscription service, delivered by bicycle, and then expanded to include foccaccia breads and … Continue reading

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The Cottage Restaurant is part of a dying breed of restaurants in Manhattan, an old-school American-Chinese restaurant. As much as I have enjoyed the influx of excellent traditional and regional Chinese restaurants that have been opening on Manhattan’s Upper West … Continue reading

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HMart Veggie Big Gyoza Dumplings With Master Brand Hot Dumpling Sauce

Dumpling Rating:   Sauce Rating:  I previously reviewed HMart’s Kimchi Big Gyoza Dumplings frozen dumplings aka Hansang Kimchi Gyoza and gave them five stars – they are delicious. I recently tried another of the Big Gyoza Dumpling line of products, the … Continue reading

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