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Who has the best steamed dumplings in town?

hooliganyouth Jan 21, 2007 12:17 AM

I love dumplings. My current goal is to track down the best in town. Not those wimpy little dim sum dumplings - which are tasty but if I'm in a restaurant I don't want the frozen ones I could make myself. I'm searching for the ones about the size of buns.

Any ideas? Suggestions? Should I just learn to make them myself?

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    sambamaster Jan 21, 2007 01:47 AM

    sorry to sound like a broken record, but the most distinctive dumplings i've had in austin are the Zhong Dumplings at Asia Cafe. Quite yummy, and larger than average. Never seen dumplings the size of buns. Spoon some of the hot chile oil (dig into the muck at the bottom and utilize it too...it contains the odd sichuan peppercorn). Don't think you'll be disappointed but, YMMV.

    --mr. sambamaster

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    1. re: sambamaster
      Kent Wang Jan 21, 2007 10:18 AM

      I think those are boiled. Mighty good, indeed, though.

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        sambamaster Jan 21, 2007 05:30 PM

        Kent, You are correct I believe. I think those are boiled, then sauced in the serving dish...
        but hey, water is liquid steam, isn't it? so the cooking medium is slightly more dense than steam, it's H20 all the same! the flavors are still quite wonderful.

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      yimay Jan 21, 2007 02:03 AM

      do you mean steamed buns? i don't know of steamed dumplings that are the size of buns.

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      1. re: yimay
        silverwolf1424 Jan 21, 2007 04:11 AM

        If you mean steamed buns, the ones at Tam's Deli and Cafe on Lamar near 183 are pretty good..they offer vegetarian ones which are also good.

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