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Vegan Beef and Leek Dumplings in Lemongrass Consumme

For this dish I used the consumme recipe from Tal Ronnen’s cook book The Conscious Cook and used my recipe for vegan beef and leek dumplings, which uses Gardein beef-less tips.  Ronnen is the founder and chef of the high end … Continue reading

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Grain House, New York, NY

Last month the weird and excellent Coffee Break (aka Ten Ming Gong Zhe) closed and was replaced by an outpost of Queens’ Grain House.  Coffee Break served some of the best Sheng Jian Bao in the City and also had a spectacular … Continue reading

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Rising Moon Frozen Spinach Florentine Ravioli

Rating:   I previously reviewed (here) Rising Moon’s frozen White Bean and Kale ravioli and also gave them five stars.  Rising Moon has been in business for 20 years beginning with a bicycle delivered ravioli subscription service, and then expanding to include … Continue reading

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Wontons in Red Chili Oil Battle

Suanla Chaoshou, aka Wontons in Red Chili oil or Szechuan (or Sichuan) Wontons, are fast becoming my favorite dumpling preparation.  This dish is pork wontons served with a chili oil dressing, as J. Kenji López-Alt on SeriousEats aptly put it, … Continue reading

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Dim Sum VIP, New York, NY

The chefs at Dim Sum VIP have over 30 years of dim sum making experience in restaurants from Hong Kong to New York. Their restaurant is a narrow, bare bones storefront joint, seating maybe 50 people at small tables and a counter. The … Continue reading

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Bun Battle: Kimchi Edition

The competitors for this bout are Mama Bunns at Gallery32 and Tour Les Jours just down the street on 32nd Street. Tour Les Jours is one of several Korean-French pastry-coffee shop chains (see also Paris Baguette) that sell huge selections … Continue reading

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Izakaya Ida, New York NY

Izakaya Ida is a casual Japanese pub that opened about six months ago in Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood.  I went in without checking the menu and it turned out that the only dumplings they serve are Takoyaki.  I tried a … Continue reading

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News Round-Up

The vegetable dumplings at Xi’an Famous Foods are now listed on the menu as being vegan. Previously they were not listed as such and when I first visited the Upper West Side location the cashier told me they contained eggs … Continue reading

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Return to Jing Fong, Upper West Side, Manhattan

On my first trip to Jing Fong I intended to focus on vegetable dumplings but wasn’t particularly successful, it turns out they have stopped serving steamed vegetable buns and only have one vegetable dumpling.  Meat filled dumplings seem to be … Continue reading

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One more stop at Great Wall, Florence, MA

Its a busy time at the day job, so this will be a quick post. I have been to Great Wall twice before (here and here), but I was looking at the menu recently and realized there was still one … Continue reading

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