Posts Tagged ‘dumplings

20
Feb
10

Dumplings on Mosco

One of my favorite places to have dumplings is at a hole in the wall in Chinatown on the teeny tiny Mosco street in Manhattan.  There are two ladies in the tiny place rolling out dough, filling, and cooking dumplings.  It’s a steal at 5 for $1.  You can also buy frozen bags of them so you can cook them at home.  They are seasoned really well and although many “foreigners (lao wai)” (aka Caucasian, or White people) frequent the place, many Chinese people eat there as well.  It is literally a hole in the wall with a counter on the left side of the place to sit and eat at.  I stopped to get dumplings and hot & sour soup for lunch and paid a whopping $2.  As I sat and ate I eavesdropped on the ladies’ conversation.  They didn’t talk about anything extraordinary at that time but I probably would have caught some juicy tidbits had I stuck around a little longer!

20
Feb
10

Dumpling Fest

A recent trip back home to California got me in the same room with an abundance of dumplings.  These were had at a Shanghai-nese restaurant.  We had wontons, pan fried buns (shen jian bao zi), and steamed juicy buns (xiao long bao).

My aunt also made dumplings from scratch for me at my grandmother’s request for the purpose of sending me off with plenty of wishes for prosperity.  The prosperity is wrapped up in the dumplings.  Pictured below are the chive pockets (think Hot Pockets with thinner dough filled with chinese chives, egg, cellophane noodles, and dried shrimp).  Scrump-didli-upmtious!  There’s no place like home.




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