Category Archives: Wontons

Shanghai Heping Restaurant, NY, NY

When I moved to NYC in 1991 there was no user friendly internet or Yelp or Gothamist top 10 lists or Google reviews or foodie blogs, to find a new Chinese restaurant you had to walk through Chinatown and try … Continue reading

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Grand Sichuan 74, New York, NY

Grand Sichuan 74 is a no ambiance joint that is part of the Grand Sichuan mini-chain in New York City. Apparently each of the Grand Sichuan restaurants has the same Sichuan style base menu but has their own executive chef that … Continue reading

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Szechuan Garden, New York, NY

Each table top at Szechuan Garden has a built in hot plate to power the restaurant’s signature Sichuan hot pots.  For the hot pots you choose a stock, including the option of a vegetarian broth, selections from the list of … Continue reading

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Vegan Palate, Northampton, MA

One of the surprises about the college towns in Western Massachusetts is that, with a few notable exceptions (Bela, Oriental Flavor, Pizza Amore) the vegetarian and vegan dining options are often so weak: bad hippy food, bad Asian food or … Continue reading

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China Chilcano, Washington, DC

China Chilcano is part of celebrity chef Jose Andres’ ever expanding empire of restaurants.  Andres is credited with popularizing small plate tapas-style eating in the U.S. and, with the opening of the original and excellent Jaleo in 1993, transforming the Penn … Continue reading

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Return to M Shanghai Bistro and Garden, Brooklyn NY

About a year ago I went to see a show in Williamsburg Brooklyn and stumbled upon M Shanghai Bistro and Garden.   Last time around I was pretty impressed with both the quality of the dumplings they were turning out … Continue reading

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The Bao, New York, NY

The Bao is the East Village outpost of the Flushing Queens dumpling restaurant, Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao.  The Bao is a calm retreat from the hustle and energy of Saint Marks Place, the ceiling is a lattice of dark … Continue reading

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Tofu and Spinach Wontons in Pho Soup with Bok Choy

I tried the recently published NY Times recipe for Tofu and Spinach Wontons in Broth with a few changes to the broth. Follow the NY Times recipe for the wontons, which produces some really good dumplings and then use this … Continue reading

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Return to Wild Ginger, New York, NY

For the vegan in New York City Wild Ginger’s menu provides breadth and depth, almost everything I have tried has been really good.  I previously reviewed Wild Ginger when I tried their steamed vegetable dumplings and vegetable shumai, which were good but … Continue reading

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Best of the Year: 2015

With 2015 coming to an end it is time look back at the best and worst dumplings of the year. Best Overall Dumpling:  The winner for the year is Nishida Sho Ten‘s pork gyoza which are served fried into a thin … Continue reading

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