where to find kreplach?
Hi there- this is very last minute, but if anyone can give me any leads as to where to find good kreplach, it'd be much appreciated! I have a holiday dinner on Sunday evening...I considered just wandering through Brookline but if anyone has any specifics, that'd be a timesaver. Thanks!
I have a menu from China Sails in Salem circa 1965 (where Fantasy Island now sits) which lists "Kreplach" in the appetizer section! Which I can only assume meant peking ravs.
Lo mein is rendered "Chinese Spaghetti". And there's a lengthy explanation about what "the Chinese Egg-Roll" is.
Can you believe there was actually a time when we didn't know these terms?! It boggles the mind.
Sorry for the aside. Not many times I get to use a kreplach anecdote....
Not ravs, but wonton. When I was a kid (also mid-60s) it was not uncommon for Boston Chinatown restaurants such as House of Roy to list "Wonton (kreplach) soup" on their menus.
The folklore has it that Joyce Chen christened potstickers "Peking ravioli" to put a more familiar face on another no-longer-exotic item.
And wasn't there another thread here on Chowhound about non-Italian restaurants calling squid "calamari" on their menus? I know I was bemused to order "salt and pepper calamari" at Jumbo.
Butcherie on Harvard St. is open from early morning until 1 or 2 pm pre-Kol Nidre, so get there early...not sure if Ruth's Kitchen across the street will have kreplach as well.
G'mar hativa tova--