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A Little Ska and Efes Mediterranean Grill, New Brunswick, NJ

New Brunswick, NJ is home to the great Ska/Reggae/Oi/Punk band The Hub City Stompers, whose recent release “Haters Dozen” is on near continuous play in my home, and the city was also the launching pad for the excellent ska band … Continue reading

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Fulgreen Kimchi Mandoo and BCD Home Soon Dubu Kit Review

Rating:  This week’s frozen dumpling review is a twofer – Fulgreen Frozen Kimchi Dumplings and BCD Tofu House Home Soon Dubu Kit.   Both are are excellent products and get five stars. Fulgreen has changed the logo on its frozen Kimchi … Continue reading

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Return to Yu Kitchen, New York, NY

I really enjoyed the house made pork dumplings I had during my first visit to the Upper West Side’s Yu Kitchen. For my return visit I decided to branch out a little on their extensive dumpling menu and try the … Continue reading

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Jane G’s Dim Sum House, Philadelphia PA

I went to a large group lunch at Jane G’s Dim Sum House where many dishes were ordered.  I didn’t get to try all the dishes that came to our tables, so this review will be just a sample of … Continue reading

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coZara, Philadelphia, PA

During the day Philly’s University City neighborhood is a smorgasbord of food trucks selling food from across the world, but by about 9pm most of the local restaurants, at least near my hotel, were closing down.  I found coZara, an … Continue reading

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Excellent Dumpling House, New York, NY

Excellent Dumpling House opened in 1983 on the corner of Canal Street and Lafayette Street and served up dumplings there for 35 years, making CNN Travel’s list of 50 best Chinese restaurants in America.  In 2017 it moved to its … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese, Dim Sum, New York City, Pork, Sesame Sauce, Shrimp, Soup Dumpling, Steamed, Wontons, Xiao Long Bao | 1 Comment

Sixth Anniversary

A few weeks belated, but after 349 posts and 54,625 visitors this is the sixth anniversary of Dumpling Hunter.  The very first post was was about my visit to Nan Xiang Xiolong Mantou in Shanghai.  My trip to that restaurant to … Continue reading

Posted in Amherst, Best of, Chinese, Dim Sum, Frozen Dumpling Review, Girasoli, Japanese, Lamb, New York City, Shanghai, Soup Dumpling, Wontons, Xiao Long Bao | 1 Comment

Third try: Vegan Kimchi Takoyaki

After my first attempt to make Takoyaki which was an epic fail, I tried a second time which was a moderate fail and then a third time which was a modest success. On my third attempt I used 1.33 cups … Continue reading

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Arata, New York, NY

Arata is the new-ish Japanese vegan restaurant from Matthew Kenny, the famed vegan restaurateur, who is opening multiple vegan restaurants in major cities across the globe. In New York City’s East Village he has a lock on 2nd avenue between … Continue reading

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Potala Restaurant, Jackson Heights, Queens

I flew into LaGuardia airport a couple of weeks ago when Trump was speaking to the UN General Assembly and the traffic and gridlock that day in Manhattan were supposed to be murder.  So I decided to have a cab … Continue reading

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