Category Archives: Buns

Whole Foods gets into the Chinese veggie bun game

In New York City at least, Whole Foods’ Sushi counters recently unveiled to-go platters of Chinese veggie buns and dumplings. Thank you Jeff Bezos. The platters come with six dumplings, two veggie buns, two egg custard buns and a small packet … Continue reading

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Jing Fong, Upper West Side, Manhattan

Founded in 1978, Jing Fong in Chinatown is the largest dim sum restaurant in New York City, with 20,000-square-feet of space and 800 seats.  It began at 24 Elizabeth Street with 150 seats and then in 1993 it moved to the giant … Continue reading

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Manhattan Valley Dumpling Tour

The Manhattan Valley neighborhood is situated between the Upper West Side and Columbia University’s Morningside Heights neighborhoods.  The neighborhood has perennially been on the edge of booming or gentrifying or becoming at hot residential neighborhood, with articles going back to … Continue reading

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Woorijip, New York NY

Woorijip, which means “our house” in Korean, is a buffet/prepared foods joint in Manhattan’s Korea Town.  The buffet has both hot and cold dishes, with some Korean-Chinese options, including Korean-style Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork, which I love.  There are … Continue reading

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Mi Lah, 30 Street Station, Philadelphia, PA

Airports and train stations in the U.S. are usually a wasteland for finding vegetarian food, let alone vegan food.  It is so bad that the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine rates an airport restaurant as “healthy” if it has a … Continue reading

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Telegraph Street Area, Berkeley, CA

Telegraph Street is the main commercial strip abutting the UC Berkeley campus with lots of Korean, Japanese, Chinese and fusion joints catering to UC Berkeley’s students.  I expected that this would be a good restaurant row to spend an afternoon … Continue reading

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Yank Sing, San Francisco, CA

Yank Sing is open every day of the week and is one of the top rated dim sum houses in San Francisco.  It was originally opened in Chinatown by the current owner’s grandparent in 1958.  In 2001 it moved to … Continue reading

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Happy Hot Hunan Restaurant, New York, NY

Happy Hot Hunan Restaurant opened back in 2015 in a prior location of the Wondee Siam chain.  The new owners kept the dining room fixtures, threw up some Chinese decorations and started cooking traditional Hunan style food – there is … Continue reading

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Coffee Break, New York, NY

Coffee Break is a french pastry coffee shop that suddenly decided to add Chinese food, primarily Shanghainese dishes, to its menu. Coffee Break caught my eye because the new signage advertised Pan Fried Buns (Sheng Jian Bao). The chef is from Shanghai … Continue reading

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Tran’s World Market, Hadley, MA

  Tran’s World Market is a family run Asian market in the Pioneer Valley, and probably the best local option for specialty Asian vegetables.  In addition to Asian groceries from a range of countries, they also sell groceries from South America, Africa, … Continue reading

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