Category Archives: Philadelphia

Big Catch Poke, Philadelphia PA

One thing I have noticed while walking around Philadelphia is that seemingly random restaurants sell Chinese Bao.  A case in point is Big Catch Poke, which has an 8.5 by 11 piece of printer paper stuck to its front window … Continue reading

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Tortilleria San Roman, Philadelphia PA

Since opening in May of 2009, Tortilleria San Roman in Philadelphia’s Italian Market, has been churning out amazing, fresh corn tortillas.  A dough made of corn flour and water is put into a long squeaky conveyor belt that cuts and … Continue reading

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Paprica Modern Mediterranean Grill

Back in 2019 I posted about a PhillyMag.com article on the ascendance of manti dumplings in Philadelphia. Manti are small dumplings found in Turkish, Armenian, Uzbek, and other Middle Eastern and central Asian cuisines.  Wikipedia has an extensive discussion on the many forms … 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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Maggiano’s Little Italy, Philadelphia, PA

Maggiano’s Little Italy, is a chain of red-sauce American-Italian restaurants that started in Chicago in 1991 with the concept of “re-creating the classic pre-World War II dinner house featuring family size portions”.  The chain was launched by the same hospitality … Continue reading

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Atlas Obscura article on Crab Rangoon

I just recently discovered Atlas Obscura and have been reading the articles like crazy.  My Google news feed originally clued me in when the algorithm suggested an article entitled  “What the Heck Is Crab Rangoon Anyway?” and from there I … Continue reading

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Manti in Philadelphia

PhillyMag.com has published a round-up of Philadelphia restaurants serving Manti, the small dumplings found in found in Turkish, Armenian, Uzbek, and other Middle Eastern and central Asian cuisines.  Apparently Middle-Eastern cuisine is ascendant as a food trend in Philadelphia and … 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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Danlu, Philadelphia, PA

Following is a guest post from a friend in Philadelphia. A year ago when I moved to Philadelphia, I noticed the signs for Danlu.  The long awaited opening and a meeting canceled at the last minute made it possible for … Continue reading

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