Category Archives: Philadelphia

Bing Bing Dim Sum, Philadelphia PA

Bing Bing Dim Sum is a hipster Chinese-fusion restaurant in South Philadelphia with a limited small plate menu that does not really rise to the title of Dim Sum. The menu includes a handful of vegan items and they are … Continue reading

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Bai Wei, Philadelphia

Bai Wei (previously Sakura Mandarin) has several things going for it during COVID times, it is spacious and airy and the tables are reasonably far apart, but the staff is lackadaisical about checking vaccination status. I have been there twice … Continue reading

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Saigon Quy-Bau, Philadelphia PA

Saigon Quy-Bau opened in Aug 2021 and is named for the Chef’s Vietnamese name, Bau, and his older brother’s name, Quy, which together means “prestigious”.  The Chef, Corey Nguyen, is a veteran of the Fountain and Swann Lounge at the … Continue reading

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Viet Bistro, Philadelphia PA

Viet Bistro has been open for about two weeks and the rumor is, that it is the new venture from the owners of the much missed Huong Tram at Hoa Binh Plaza on 16th and Washington.  I didn’t get the … Continue reading

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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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