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Mar 13, 2007 09:15 PM

Soup dumplings sans pork?

Does anyone know of any restaurants in the Bay Area that make soup dumplings without any pork or beef? My wife can't eat either but I know she'd love soup dumplings if there are any poultry, seafood or veggie based versions about.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. it is my understanding even crab soup dumplings have pork in them but you could ask around. the "soup" in soup dumplings, be they pork or crab, is made from aspic... usually pork.

    1. I'm 99% positive Shanghai Dumpling on 35th Ave/Balboa serves veggies ones. They're not the big dumplings but rather the small ones...I think a dozen is in an order.

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      1. re: ML8000

        My message might have been off topic or I responded to the wrong type of soup dumplings. I thought the OP meant - Shanghai "soup" dumplings, with the soup INSIDE, often referred to as Shanghai soup dumplings, as opposed to wonton in soup. My error.

        1. re: ML8000

          No, you're right and I didn't name them properly. I am interested in the Shanghai soup dumplings with the soup inside the dumpling itself.


          1. re: ccbweb

            On this board, they're more commonly dubbed by their chinese name, xiao long bao or XLB.

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              Learn something new every day. Well, not every day perhaps, but today anyhow. Thanks very much!

        1. The recently-opened Dim Sum Bar in the Tenderloin (on O'Farrell, near Leavenworth) carries vegetarian baos and sometimes veggie soup dumplings, as well. They aren't great, but if you're in the area, you might want to check them out.

          1. I recently went to ...

            Just Wonton in the sunset
            1241 Vicente (btwn 23/24 Ave)

            with a friend who doesn't eat pork..she asked and was told that she could get shrimp wonton AND/OR shrimp dumplings with just shrimp and no pork......