Category Archives: Potsticker

Stephanie Shih’s Ceramic Asian Grocery

As a I guy who runs a blog dedicated to dumplings and also studies ceramics, I was captivated back in 2018 when photos of Stephanie Shih’s porcelain pot sticker dumplings went viral.  I recently discovered her Instagram feed and her … Continue reading

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Dining Out Hiatus

For much of Feb I fought a cold and lived on order-in dumplings. Then just as I got better two weeks ago COVID-19 started being diagnosed across the U.S., so my hiatus from eating out and seeking new dumplings continues. … Continue reading

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Sake Bar Hagi 46, New York, NY

Sake Bar Hagi on 49th street in Mid-town New York City was one of my favorite Izakaya in the City and I was quite sad when it closed in early 2018.  Somehow it took me a long time to visit … Continue reading

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Moonrise Izakaya, New York, NY

Moonrise Izakaya is a new “Japanese Pub” on the Upper-West Side that is trying too hard on the aesthetics and décor and not paying enough attention to the food.   The interior and exterior were painted in an anime style by … Continue reading

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Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai, New York NY

Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai recently opened on Manhattan’s Upper West Side serving Kitakata style ramen.  They have 57 locations in Japan but can trace their history back to 1958 and Ban Nai Shokudo in Kitakata city.  Kitakata style ramen noodles … Continue reading

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STEAM Noodle Cafe, Great Barrington, MA

STEAM Noodle Cafe is a tiny joint with one small round table for 3, counter space for another 8-10 people and two small tables out back in the parking lot.  The Thai chef serves up a pan-Asian menu that includes … Continue reading

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Little Alley, New York, NY

Little Alley, takes its name from the Shanghai “Long Tang” neighborhoods of Chef Yuchun Cheung’s youth, and is dedicated to the cuisine of Shanghai.  Long Tang are narrow, interconnected mazes of alleyways that form neighborhoods unique to old Shanghai, but … Continue reading

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Return to Shanghai Asian Cuisine, NYC

In a prior review (5 years ago) I harshed on Chinatown’s Shanghai Asian Cuisine for shorting us on our change, but I did point out that their dumplings were amazing.  When it was operating under a prior name, this was … Continue reading

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Vegan Dumpling Update

I noticed recently that my local Xi’an Famous Foods no longer lists its sensational Spinach Dumplings in Hot and Sour Sauce as being vegan.  The staff confirmed that they haven’t added added egg or shrimp to the fillings but told … Continue reading

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Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar and Izakaya, San Francisco, Ca

Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar and Izakaya regularly gets mentioned as one of San Francisco’s top vegan restaurants and has a laudable mission statement, but I think this restaurant is completely over-rated.  First of all, it has a reservation and entry policy … Continue reading

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