Category Archives: Vegetarian

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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Sajo Vegan 0.6 Dumplings

Rating: I could not find out a lot about this Korean company online, although several online retailers sell these dumplings. The search was also difficult because several Korean companies have Sajo in their name. These dumpling’s claim to fame is … 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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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

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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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Baozza: Frozen Steamed Buns Filled with Pizza Toppings

Rating: I was not planning to buy this product and review it. But after I posted a picture to Insta of Baozza boxes in the local supermarket freezer case a friend chastised me for not reviewing them. So here we … 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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Fluffy Steamed Bun Success

I have finally found success in my quest to create dim-sum style fluffy steamed buns.  The guys behind the counter at Tran’s World Market clued me in that their mother uses Vinh Thuan’s Bot Banh Bao Dumpling Flour to make … Continue reading

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Summer Project: Homemade Sriracha Sauce

I use Sriracha sauce to provide heat to my dumpling dipping sauce. This summer I decided to make Sriracha sauce from scratch, starting with growing my own Jalapeno pepper plants. As the peppers turned bright red I picked them and … Continue reading

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Adventures in Making Bao

I tried making a multitude of bao this weekend – vegan curry beef steamed bao, red bean steamed bao, baked red bean bao and baked vegetable bao. For all of these buns I used the dough recipe from Mary’s Test … Continue reading

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