Wang's Pork Dumplings,; Broadway, Somerville 12/4/06
o.k., w/ the help of you exc. CHs, i picked up all 3 types of their pork dumplings:
Pork and Leek
Pork and Green Bean
Pork, Leek and Shrimp
i just cooked up some of each, and.......
How could one possibly choose??!! they're ALL terrific.
if i were forced, w/ chopstick to juglar, i guess i'd pick pork,leek,shrimp 1st. just has that added dimension there.
and pork and gn bean next. there's something subtle going on there, aside from the grn beans, but i do not know what it is.
anyway, these are just WAY better than the pork and leek dumplings made by the big spaghetti factory etc. people. it's those lovely soft chewy wrappers, and the freshness and subtlety of the fillings.
Being the obsesssive CH i am, when next I'm at mulan's,i'll buy a bag of their pork and gn bean to compare, but i'm guessing it'll be a toss up.
you know, these many types of wang's dumplings, would make for a really inexp and fun party menu... add a few oriental veggie dishes, and you'd have a fairly easy complete meal! ah, the warming comfort of pots of steaming dumplings!!
Oh for goodness' sake - that's because I misspoke, and PE in Noho doesn't exist. I meant Panda East in Amherst, just past the boltwood walk where Rao's Coffee is. Fried is better than steamed, of course.
I've been trying to reverse engineer the recipe for both the dumplings and the sauce for about a decade, but without much luck.
Wang's dumplings rule! I have yet to try all the varieties, but I've half a mind to drive over there right now. At my suggestion, a friend served three varieties of these tasty morsels at a party a while back and they were a huge hit, not a single one was left uneaten.