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Mar 25, 2007 07:03 AM

Soup Dumplings in Westchester?

I make a (almost) weekly trip into Chinatown to satisfy my cravings for "real" chinese food and inparticular SOUP DUMPLINGS... does anyone know where to find my favorite treat in Westchester for when mid-week cravings go unsatisfied?

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  1. I am guessing (hoping) Aberdeen in White Plains is the best bet. Now that you put this thread up, I am jonesing for some Joe's Shanghi. Damn you! :)

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    1. re: Wizzapizza

      Have to tell you, I don't recall seeing them @ Aberdeen. Bet they'd be open to it if you call in advance.

      1. re: Dim Sum Diva

        I've been to Aberdeen just once for dim sum, and they had soup dumplings. I'm not a connoisseur, but I thought they were good. A little more meat/less broth than usual, as I recall.

        1. re: Boswell

          Aberdeen doesn't have soup dumplings on the menu. At dim sum they sometimes have a wet dumpling that is sort of like a soup dumpling but nowhere near as good.

          1. re: JMF

            I think soup dumplings are Shanghainese and Aberdeen is Cantonese.

            1. re: jeanki

              Aberdeen is Hong Kong style.

                1. re: jeanki

                  I disagree somewhat. While the cuisine of Hong Kong started out as Guangzhou /Cantonese, there have been many changes and additions over the centuries and Hong Kong cuisine is considered by many to be its own style. This is due to an amalgamation of many different cuisines into the Guangzhou base. Sichuan, Shangai, Yangzhou, Nanjing, Shantou / Chui Chow, Beijing, Shandong, Heibei, etc. all play a strong part in the food culture of Hong Kong.

                  1. re: JMF

                    While Hong Kong might have its own culinary style and have incorporated some outside influences, it is still part of Canton/Southern China and the cuisine overall shows most similarity to general Cantonese traits like emphasis on seafood, lighter flavored sauces etc. One could call it a subgenre of Cantonese I suppose.

      2. re: Wizzapizza

        I heard that Ray's Cafe (in Larchmont?) is Shanghainese. I've never been there, but do they have soup dumplings perhaps?

        1. re: jeanki

          It's not on the take-out menu. There is a Soup of the Day option which is the only soup. The dumplings listed are House Dumplings - shrimp filling. You could call and ask. They might make soup dumplings on occasion or perhaps would do it special.

      3. Best Chinese restaurant in the county is Hunan Village on Central Ave. in Yonkers, followed by Aberdeen, Central Seafood and Goldenrod. Hunan Village has fabulous soup dumplings.

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        1. re: pobo

          When was the last time you went to Hunan Village? Just prior to, and after Paul sold it, it went way downhill.Recent comments here on CH have supported this, although I haven't been since just before it was sold so I can't personally comment.

          Where is Goldenrod?

          1. re: JMF

            Hi, we haven't been to Hunan Village since this past summer, so I may be quite out of date here. Sorry.

            Goldenrod is on the Boston Post Rd, in New Rochelle, across from Salesian High School. It is not the quality or experience Hunan Village was, but it is local for us, so it is preferred for local chinese. They also have Thai, Malaysian and Sushi, but the chinese dishes are the best bet.

        2. Hi everyone, I've been craving soup dumplings for weeks and just haven't had the time to go to Chinatown. I thought I would revive this old thread and see if anyone has any suggestions. Anywhere in Westchester or even Fairfield County would be helpful to me.

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          1. re: SweetPea914

            Contrary to previous posting, I have been to Aberdeen recently and they do offer soup dumplings when they serve dim sum. I'm not sure if they are on the menu or whether they are only a "special." I have had them on a number of occassions and, while they are not the best I've ever had, they are pretty darn good. I agree with previous post that they have less liquid then the buns at Joes. I think they call them "juicy buns."