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Nov 19, 2006 07:59 PM

Finally tried a bing!

I have finally had a bing experience! I had the cabbage, which was amazing and the taro (thanks for the tip NY Nosher), which was also delicious. I tried the steamed veggie dumplings, which were amazingly fresh and delicious. The bing lady was there and I was so impressed by her. Very sweet and helpful. I ended up buying a bunch of frozen bings to take home to family on thanksgiving. she gave me some good tips on traveling with them and cooking. she said they're opening up near columbia u. next. I tried to push midtown east (where my office is) and she said they're thinking about it, but taking it one step at a time. All in all, Roll and Dough is amazing. The prices are ridiculously cheap (they also now have $1.00 special for students) and the food remarkable.

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  1. of course, they couldn't have opened at columbia last year, while i was still there...sigh

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    1. re: piccola

      Did she say when and where at Columbia they will be? I'm definitely up for trying them. Thanks.

    2. wait, they sell frozen bings?! in which of their flavors?

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      1. re: rose water

        Not only do they sell frozen bing, but the sweet bing lady customized a bag of frozen bings. I chose a couple different kinds and she labeled and packed them. There's no bulk price, but given how inexpensive they are (and the fact that you can customize) I didn't really mind. I also got frozen dumplings.

      2. does anyone have a comparison of the dumplings here to the ones found on eldridge st?

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        1. re: emma

          i only had the veggie dumplings at roll + dough, so i don't have a comparison with the pork (took some of those to go frozen). the veggies were terrific, but the ones found on eldridge, in my opinion, almost have no comparison. the edge that roll + dough has is seating area/space to enjoy the dumplings.

        2. Am I the only person who's been unimpressed by the bings? I found them all heavy, greasy, and not especially delicious (I've tried about 5 different fillings). So I just don't get it.

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          1. re: Peter Cherches

            Any comparative thoughts to the great bings of Flushing?

            And where is this bing hall located?

            1. re: Mike R.

              I think that these folks originated in flushing.

              I really like the spicy beef, but otherwise have to agree with you, Peter--the veggie, chicken, and spicy pork are too greasy and the flavoring straightforward and not particularly exciting.

              That being said, the bings are so unbelievably inexpensive, and the space so enormous, and the folks there so nice, that I really want to see them succeed.

            2. re: Peter Cherches

              I agree, Peter. At first, I was obsessed with the bings. I loved the chewy outside. But then, I brought home a pork and scallion one, kept it over night, and when i went to reheat it, I realized, wow, these things are WAY too greasy, the grease has even saturated the dough, which was my favorite part anyway. It was disappointing to notice. Guess I should've stuck with just eating them from the store. But now that I know how greasy they are, I just can't enjoy them anymore. bummer...

              1. re: Peter Cherches

                The ones I've had were the same as the ones I knew and loved in Flushing. I've had the cabbage, spicy chicken, and mustard green ones so far.

              2. the pork with cabbage, plain cabbage, and veggies are the better ones. The rest are too salty and greasy for my taste. some days I peel off half of the dough then they are all good.

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                1. re: mimolette

                  please excuse my ignorance...but what is a Bing?

                  1. re: Yaxpac

                    they look this:

                    and they are basically a pastry dough filled with various things. rather tasty but I think even for a $1, I would be more easily persuaded if they were 75 cents. I prefer the ones in Flushing tho, just closer to home I think.

                    1. re: Yaxpac

                      I'm so glad you asked, I was starting to think I had lost my mind. Like it was a twilight zone episode in which everyone had changed the name of dumplings to "bings" without telling me...