Category Archives: Bao

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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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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Whole Foods gets into the Chinese veggie bun game

In New York City at least, Whole Foods’ Sushi counters recently unveiled to-go platters of Chinese veggie buns and dumplings. Thank you Jeff Bezos. The platters come with six dumplings, two veggie buns, two egg custard buns and a small packet … Continue reading

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Jing Fong, Upper West Side, Manhattan

Founded in 1978, Jing Fong in Chinatown is the largest dim sum restaurant in New York City, with 20,000-square-feet of space and 800 seats.  It began at 24 Elizabeth Street with 150 seats and then in 1993 it moved to the giant … Continue reading

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Return to Panda Garden, Williamsburg, MA

Good Asian restaurants are in short supply in Western MA, so when the Chinese food cravings hit me on Boxing Day, I headed back out to Panda Garden.  I had a couple of really good dishes at my last visit … Continue reading

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Manhattan Valley Dumpling Tour

The Manhattan Valley neighborhood is situated between the Upper West Side and Columbia University’s Morningside Heights neighborhoods.  The neighborhood has perennially been on the edge of booming or gentrifying or becoming at hot residential neighborhood, with articles going back to … Continue reading

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Wow Bao brings back the Automat

Automats were fast food restaurants, popular in the U.S. in the mid-1900’s,  where simple foods and drink were served by vending machines.  The world’s first Automat opened in Berlin, Germany in 1895 and they were brought to the U.S. in 1902 by the … Continue reading

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Woorijip, New York NY

Woorijip, which means “our house” in Korean, is a buffet/prepared foods joint in Manhattan’s Korea Town.  The buffet has both hot and cold dishes, with some Korean-Chinese options, including Korean-style Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork, which I love.  There are … Continue reading

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Bao Battle: Western MA Edition

Bao Battle: Western MA edition compares bao from Banh Mi Spot and Tran’s World Market, two places I have written about before (Banh Mi Spot: here, here, here and Tran’s: here). Banh Mi Spot began as Banh Mi Saigon, a tiny … Continue reading

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