Trans Mod Dim Sum

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  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Really? I would figure them pretty common at dim sum places. They are mainstays in Hong Kong.
     
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    I've watched soup dumplings being made, they are not simple, its the type of thing that I would never attempt at home. the pinching requires expertease, they have to be solid to hold the liquid but not too thick.

    also, you don't put soup in them, you put solidified pork broth, which melts, so I am not sure you can do it with any other type of broth, or if you did it would require many batches of experimentation.

    I love soup dumplings
     
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    I don't think I've ever had it without the soup
     
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    Where do you get them in Chicago?
     
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    yeah, you can get some kick ass desserts in singapore
     
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    I have not yet been able to figure out how to insert a good peepee in coke comment into this conversation.
     
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    I'm feeling hungry. I think we will order from Grand Sichuan tonight.
     
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    http://www.tonygourmetgroup.com/restaurants.aspx?id=291

    not the best I've ever had, but pretty damn good. the rest of their "bready" food is good, too - they have some great dumplings and smoked pork with pancakes, noodles are pretty good


    but I get to hong kong and singapore regulary, and soup dumplings are all the rage their now.
     
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    Sesame-encrusted mochi ball stuffed with lotus paste, wow three uninspiring ingredients, I doubt the sum of the whole is greater than the parts. Also the diatribe is a bit rich coming from someone who describes tiramisu and apricot cake as “that crap”.

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    I know which one I'd choose.
     
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    You are missing the point completely. I love tiramisu (never had apricot cake). But it is a travesty for a Chinese restaurant to serve things like cheesecake or apple pie--not because those aren't good things, but because they are not Chinese food and are odd things to finish a Chinese meal with.

    And what the f*ck is more "inspiring" about apricots and lady fingers than sesame, lotus seeds and mochi? Sounds like a cultural bias more than anything else.

    I bet you always order the chocolate cake.
     
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    immensely good, thank you.


    indeed you have not. ;)
     
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    Haaaa cultural bias? After the posts you've made in this thread, laughable. I live in Asia, eat Asian food everyday so I strongly reject your assertion. Chinese desserts are objectively less desirable than those of other cultures. Anywhere in the world in a place that specializes in desserts you'd be hard pressed to find an Asian item on the menu.
     
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    "Objectively less desirable?" Wow. That is so ignorant it is hard to respond calmly to it.

    Perhaps it would come as a surprise to you, but many Chinese find various Western foods unpalatable, including many that we would generally consider worthy of savoring. Cheese is a good example. And Bacon. In Taiwan, Western desserts are thought to be unrefined and too cloyingly sweet. Where you do find renditions of things like cheesecake and chocolate cake there, they are diluted versions meant to be friendlier to the country's tastes and treated more like novelties than things to genuinely enjoy. The most popular "donuts" in the country look like Krispy Kremes from the outside, but are actually made of--guess what--mochi. There are shops in Taipei started by Parisian bakers and pastry chefs. While they carry baguettes and croissants, they have modified many of their items to include things Chinese palates prefer, like red bean, lotus paste, etc.

    In fact, last we were in Paris, one of the most highly-reputed macaron shops was run by an immigrant from Japan. His macarons and pastries were all made with ingredients typical of Asian desserts--various tea flavors, lots of red bean (green bean, yellow bean, also), sesame seeds, etc. Evidently, tasteful people can see past the things they have merely become comfortable with.
     
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    the only place I ever get soup dumplings are the sechuan place at lex and 33rd, it is very good.
     

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