Category Archives: Pork

Deluxe Green Bo, New York City

Manhattan’s Chinatown is getting busy again, although the restaurants close earlier than they used to, most are shut at 8:30 or 9pm. Not yet knowing this, we hit Chinatown around 9:30 looking for dumplings and found that all of our … Continue reading

Posted in Bao, Buns, Chinese, New York City, Pan Fried, Pork, Shanghai, Sheng Jian Bao, Soup Dumpling, Xiao Long Bao | 1 Comment

The Jim, South Philly

During the pandemic bar owners Fergie Carey and Jim McNamara, of Fergie’s Pub and The Goat, along with Tony Rim of 1225 Raw and The Foodery opened The Jim in the old JC Chinese restaurant location.  They kept the old … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese, Kimchi, Korean, Mandoo, Philadelphia, Pork, Potsticker, Steamed, Vegan, Vegetarian, Veggie Dumplings | Leave a comment

Vanessa’s Dumpling, NYC, Pandemic Edition

I have reviewed Vanessa’s previously, but while I was in NYC recently I thought I would see how they were fairing in pandemic times. Thankfully the dumplings are still great but they seem to have lost their service mojo during … 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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Izakaya E.A.K., Hell’s Kitchen, NY

Izakaya E.A.K. is part of Japan’s E.A.K. Ramen chain of restaurants (in Japan known as the Machida Shoten chain), which specializes in IEKEI ramen. According to their website they have over 400 locations in Japan and a presence in Singapore, … Continue reading

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Cafe Cuong, Philadelphia PA

Café Cuong is a tiny family run café that is best known for its Banh Mi sandwiches, which are excellent, and its Vietnamese coffee.  The café is in what appears to be a row house and it feels like the … Continue reading

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Wontons made with OmniFoods Plant Based Pork

While it has been available in Asia for some time, OmniFoods plant based pork has finally become available in the U.S. (at WholeFoods and Sprouts markets). There is an interesting article (here) with David Yeung on the business side of … Continue reading

Posted in Pork, Recipe, Vegan, Vegan Recipe, Vegetarian, Veggie Dumplings, Wontons | 1 Comment

Ratchada Thai & Laos Cuisine, Philadelphia

Ratchada Thai & Laos Cuisine sprang from the closing of Cafe De Laos, when two ex-employees, determined to keep Laotian cuisine represented in the Little Saigon neighborhood of Philly, took over the space and kept the kitchen going.  Even though … Continue reading

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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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T. Roots, Northampton, MA

T. Roots, a restaurant proclaiming to sell Taiwanese street food, recently opened in downtown Northampton, MA.  The menu has the expected hits of Taiwanese cuisine – oyster omelet, scallion pancakes wrapped around beef, congee and stewed pork over rice – … Continue reading

Posted in Buns, Crystal Shrimp, Dim Sum, Dipping Sauce, Northampton, Pan Fried, Pork, Soup Dumpling, Wontons, Xiao Long Bao | 2 Comments