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New York City: Getaway Day 5, with Xiao Long Bao

After a few visits to Flushing, I’ve grown fond of the food in its various Chinatown eateries. As time allows, I’ll have to post photos and description of some dishes from Waterfront International Enterprises (some name, huh?), Spicy & Tasty, and a little bing place…
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Dishin’: Shao Bing at Shi’An

We normally run from a restaurant that’s advertised as Chinese and American. Common sense, but it also dates back to a day in New Hampshire when we walked into “Judy’s (or whatever her name was) Chinese Restaurant” and were given dinner rolls and butter along…
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NYC: Pickles, Pizza and More on Day 4

It’s been 27 years since leaving Long Island after high school graduation, and while I don’t miss the area, I do miss New York-style bagels and pizza.  So on my rare trips back to the Big Apple, it’s critical I consume some to tide me…
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Harboring Dim Sum Doubts at Harbor City

I’ve long lamented the lack of good dim sum in Seattle, but with a dim sum–loving friend moving soon to China, we decided to have one last Chinese meal for the foreseeable future. Of course, he’ll soon be having great Chinese food daily, and perhaps…
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Sentosa and the Sad State of Seattle Dim Sum

As I write, an email sits in my inbox, inviting me out for dim sum on Sunday. There’s just one problem: I don’t do Seattle dim sum. I confess that I’ve been one of those obnoxious people on Chowhound who replies to endless inquiries like…
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Dreaming About Dumplings (Especially Xiao Long Bao)

Note (11/22/10): Din Tai Fung has opened in Seattle. See my challenge to them here, included updated ratings of xiao long bao. I’m distracted. I’m realizing it’s been far too long since I’ve had some good dumplings—especially xiao long bao. Xiao long bao are delicious…
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