Author Archives: rundlea

5-year Aged Korean Soy Sauce

I recently received bottles of Korean three- and five-year aged soy sauce from Gotham Grove and immediately cracked open the five-year bottle.  The company’s web-page describes the five-year aged soy sauce as having a Stiltonesque smell, a deep and complex … Continue reading

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More text messages on Trader Joe’s Soup Dumplings

The text message discussion amongst my friends on Trader Joe’s Soup Dumplings has kept coming.    

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Delicious Rendezvous: Dumpling Making Lesson

The Korean food show Delicious Rendezvous has become our pandemic lock-down viewing obsession.  Of all the cooking shows I have watched, this series has yielded the most dishes that are now in my regular cooking repertoire.  A recent recipe we … Continue reading

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Bao Nine, Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Bao Nine is a newish venture from the team who developed the Sweet Charlie’s rolled ice cream chain.  Bao Nine sells Taipei street-food style Gua Bao, which  are flat steamed buns wrapped around a filling which is traditionally pork … Continue reading

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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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