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Soup Dumplings in Westchester?

worth the trip to chinatown Mar 25, 2007 07:03 AM

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?

  1. Wizzapizza Mar 26, 2007 01:27 PM

    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
      Dim Sum Diva Mar 27, 2007 06:27 AM

      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
        Boswell Mar 27, 2007 07:56 AM

        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
          JMF Mar 27, 2007 08:30 AM

          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
            jeanki Mar 28, 2007 09:45 AM

            I think soup dumplings are Shanghainese and Aberdeen is Cantonese.

            1. re: jeanki
              JMF Mar 28, 2007 02:59 PM

              Aberdeen is Hong Kong style.

              1. re: JMF
                jeanki Mar 29, 2007 10:45 AM

                Hong Kong is Cantonese

                1. re: jeanki
                  JMF Mar 29, 2007 11:28 AM

                  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
                    jeanki Mar 29, 2007 12:13 PM

                    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
        jeanki Mar 30, 2007 01:17 PM

        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
          laylag Mar 30, 2007 01:41 PM

          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.

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        pobo Apr 1, 2007 01:59 PM

        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
          JMF Apr 1, 2007 02:40 PM

          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
            pobo Apr 1, 2007 05:29 PM

            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. SweetPea914 Nov 19, 2007 10:54 AM

          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
            arby1 Dec 27, 2007 11:01 AM

            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."

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