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Seventh Anniversary of Dumpling Hunter

Seven years ago today, Dumpling Hunter launched with a review of Shanghai’s Nan Xiang Xiolong Mantou, a meal that was inspired by the much missed Anthony Bourdain and his trip there on the Shanghai episode of No Reservations.  Since then … 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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Dumpling News: May 2019

According to Eater and other sources, one of the top destination restaurants for Xiao Long Bao, Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao, in Flushing Queens is closing.  The reports say that rising rents in downtown Flushing are chasing out small restaurants … Continue reading

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Thrillist Round up of Eastern European Dumplings

The Thrillist just posted a round-up of 13 Eastern European dumplings styles. It is a good, hunger inducing read.  I have tried most of the styles of dumplings discussed, but I haven’t yet tried the Georgian soup dumpling known as … Continue reading

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In memory, Alexander “The Peanut”

This weekend we lost our beloved kid, The Peanut.

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Don’t Eat at Henry’s Taiwan Kitchen, Seattle

Henry’s Taiwan Kitchen served me a bowl of raw pork wontons in chili sauce, and not initially realizing this I bit into one of them and the filling was cold, mushy and slimy. Disgusting. None of the other wontons in … Continue reading

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Kubeh, New York, NY

Kubeh serves Eastern Mediterranean meze style cuisine with a menu is inspired by the chef’s Israeli-Iranian family recipes and time spent in kitchens with Syrian, Kurdish and Iraqi women.  I had the Labneh (a strained yogurt) with cucumber and zahtar, the cauliflower … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain, 2018

I was deeply saddened to hear of Anthony Bourdain’s passing. I love his food/travel books and TV shows, and his love of the Ramones and old school New York City spoke to me.  His TV shows are my go-to for … Continue reading

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Saki Bar Hagi and Iroha Closing

GrubStreet is reporting that two of DumplingHunter’s favorite izakaya, Sake Bar Hagi and Iroha both housed in the same building on 49th street, are closing this coming weekend.  The review of Hagi is here and the review of Iroha is here. … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Highlights from 2017

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