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Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai, New York NY

Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai recently opened on Manhattan’s Upper West Side serving Kitakata style ramen.  They have 57 locations in Japan but can trace their history back to 1958 and Ban Nai Shokudo in Kitakata city.  Kitakata style ramen noodles … Continue reading

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Return to XO Taste

XO Taste and its sister restaurant XO Kitchen are two of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan’s Chinatown (reviewed here and here).  I am not sure is XO refers directly to XO Cognac or to XO Sauce, which itself refers to … Continue reading

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Return to Bund Shanghai Restaurant and a Shout Out to Yuet Lee

The Bund is one of the few restaurants in San Francisco’s old Chinatown neighborhood specializing in Shanghainese food. Most of the city’s Shanghainese restaurants are in the newer Chinatowns in the Sunset and Richmond neighborhoods.  I previously reviewed their Steamed … Continue reading

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Giant Veggie Dumpling Recipe

Nasoya finally reformulated its wonton and egg roll wrappers to be vegan, so you can now easily find the basics for homemade vegan dumplings in your local super market.  This recipe calls for Asian chives also known as garlic chives, … Continue reading

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Tampopo Ramen, NY, NY

Washington Height’s Tampopo Ramen is Manhattan’s northern most ramen bar.  The place is named for, and decorated in reference to, the classic 1985 Japanese cult film about creating the perfect bowl of ramen.  The restaurant is small, with an open … Continue reading

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Seventh Anniversary of Dumpling Hunter

Seven years ago today, Dumpling Hunter launched with a review of Shanghai’s Nan Xiang Xiolong Mantou, a meal that was inspired by the much missed Anthony Bourdain and his trip there on the Shanghai episode of No Reservations.  Since then … Continue reading

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Spicy Moon, NY, NY

Spicy Moon is a relatively new, vegan Sichuan style Chinese restaurant in New York’s East Village neighborhood, that is sensational.  It is a small, ex-ramen joint that has seating for maybe a dozen people and modern interior design sense. You … Continue reading

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Bodhi Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant, NY, NY

Vegetarian Dim Sum House in New York’s Chinatown is my usual go-to for vegan dim sum, but recently I have noticed that Bodhi Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant is getting as good or better reviews online.  So to satisfy my recent dim sum … Continue reading

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Great British Baking Show Alumni at Din Tai Fung

We at Dumpling Hunter are big fans of the Great British Baking Show and are psyched that season 10 is streaming on NetFlix.  Although they are only releasing one show a week, so it is not yet binge-able.  Because The … Continue reading

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Bitterballen

The Netherlands doesn’t seem to have an indigenous dumpling but they do have Bitterballen, which is the country’s national bar snack. They are similar to Japanese Takoyaki in that a batter or roux with a meat filling is shaped into … Continue reading

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