Category Archives: Soup

Return to XO Taste

XO Taste and its sister restaurant XO Kitchen are two of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan’s Chinatown (reviewed here and here).  I am not sure is XO refers directly to XO Cognac or to XO Sauce, which itself refers to … Continue reading

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Vegan Shiitake Wonton Soup

I have been meaning to try making Connoisseurus Veg’s Vegan Shiitake Wonton Soup recipe for a while now and finally found time to try it this weekend.  The recipe calls for filling the wontons with raw diced shiitake, ginger, garlic … Continue reading

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Murger Han, London, UK

Northwestern Chinese Xi’an style restaurants and food trucks are widely available in NYC, in a large part due to the excellent Xi’an Famous Foods, but there seem to be very few Xi’an style restaurants in London. One that I did … Continue reading

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Big Wong, New York City

Big Wong (sometimes referred to as Big Wong King) has been a fixture in New York City’s Chinatown for decades (a picture here from 1978) and has been racking up good reviews the whole time (GrubStreet, SeriousEats, NY Times, Eater).  … Continue reading

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Lucky Pickle, New York, NY

The Upper West Side of Manhattan is experiencing a Chinese food renaissance and the dumpling competition has become fierce.  Jacob’s Pickle has a great reputation for pickles and built upon that reputation by opening Maison Pickle. With the new Lucky … Continue reading

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Return to Vegetarian Dim Sum House (Again)

OK, I admit I have become a regular at, and a little obsessed by, Chinatown’s Vegetarian Dim Sum House and have reviewed it a few times [Here, Here].  Veggie Dim Sum serves dim sum  all day, everyday, but doesn’t serve its … Continue reading

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