Author Archives: rundlea

Trader Joe’s Chicken Soup Dumplings

People send me dumpling reviews by many routes, here is one that came in by text message.

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Fluffy Steamed Bun Success

I have finally found success in my quest to create dim-sum style fluffy steamed buns.  The guys behind the counter at Tran’s World Market clued me in that their mother uses Vinh Thuan’s Bot Banh Bao Dumpling Flour to make … Continue reading

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Why does the new Word Press Gutenburg Block Editor Suck So Hard?

I don’t know how other Word Press bloggers feel about the new Gutenberg Block Editor, but I am hating it.  Sure it gives us greater ability to insert lots of widgets and social media links, but the interface is un-intuitive … Continue reading

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Dim Sum Style Fluffy Steamed Buns

During the pandemic social distancing I have been trying to make the buns for Chinese steamed fluffy pork buns served at Dim Sum houses. I have made some breads and buns that I have enjoyed, but the recipes I have … Continue reading

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Summer Project: Homemade Sriracha Sauce

I use Sriracha sauce to provide heat to my dumpling dipping sauce. This summer I decided to make Sriracha sauce from scratch, starting with growing my own Jalapeno pepper plants. As the peppers turned bright red I picked them and … Continue reading

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Adventures in Making Bao

I tried making a multitude of bao this weekend – vegan curry beef steamed bao, red bean steamed bao, baked red bean bao and baked vegetable bao. For all of these buns I used the dough recipe from Mary’s Test … Continue reading

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T. Roots, Northampton, MA

T. Roots, a restaurant proclaiming to sell Taiwanese street food, recently opened in downtown Northampton, MA.  The menu has the expected hits of Taiwanese cuisine – oyster omelet, scallion pancakes wrapped around beef, congee and stewed pork over rice – … Continue reading

Posted in Buns, Crystal Shrimp, Dim Sum, Dipping Sauce, Northampton, Pan Fried, Pork, Soup Dumpling, Wontons, Xiao Long Bao | Leave a comment

Kkaennip Jeon (Pan-fried Stuffed Perilla Leaves)

This dish is a type of Korean Jeon or pancake.  Optimally this Jeon is made by folding a large perilla leaf around filling, making it reminiscent of a dumpling.  Traditionally the filling is made of beef, but for this recipe … Continue reading

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Vegan Curry Beef Buns

This recipe was derived from the Curry Beef Bun recipe at Mary’s Test Kitchen, but instead of using textured vegetable protein I used Impossible Burger for the filling.  I was really impressed with how these buns came out and the … Continue reading

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Manhattan Valley Dumpling Hunt: Pandemic Edition

I have been chronicling the growth of the excellent Chinese restaurant scene in the Manhattan Valley neighborhood, which is just south of Columbia University.  The University’s international students make up a large portion of the patrons at these restaurants, but … Continue reading

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