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Yang's dumplings here?

hungryhyena May 15, 2007 11:17 AM

OK, in Shanghai there is a delicious dumpling shop called Yang's Fried Dumplings. They are pan-fried dumplings/xlb because they are still a soup dumpling (i think?) Whatever the case, has anyone eaten there and is there anything similar in L.A., OC or even the Bay area. I am suffering from severe withdrawal and don't know when i'll get back to Shanghai. HELP ME!

  1. raytamsgv May 15, 2007 01:19 PM

    Would you happen to know the name of the dish in Chinese characters?

    1. wilafur May 15, 2007 01:21 PM

      maybe its shui gian bao?

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      1. re: wilafur
        eatdrinknbmerry May 15, 2007 02:55 PM

        sounds like a sun jian bao ( 生煎包) and it all depends on how much pork gelatin they put in the meat. i've never had a 水煎包, which literally means 'water or juicy fried bun). if it's the former, Kang Kang Food Court on Valley/Garfield has it ... even in the morning for breakfast. Yung Ho Do Jiang on Valley/New might have it too.

        1. re: eatdrinknbmerry
          raytamsgv May 15, 2007 04:04 PM

          The pinyin for 生煎包 sheng jian bao. This can be found at Mei Long Village and J&J in San Gabriel. I've never had this dish at these restaurants, though. This webpage has some info about Mei Long Village and J&J: http://www.geocities.com/raytamsgv/chinese_shanghai1.html

          Shui jian bao (水煎包) can be found at Noodle House. This is a fluffy bao that has been seared at the bottom. It doesn't have much soup in at, so I don't think this is what hungryhyena is looking for, even though it's quite tasty. This webpage has some info about Noodle House:

          1. re: raytamsgv
            stardar May 15, 2007 10:15 PM

            Oh my god, it is definitely sheng jian bao and i definitely just ate them last week in Shanghai (spilling all over myself and the ground in the process, much to the delight of fellow snack-standers). They're like larger, hardier xiao long bao that have been pan fried on the bottom and topped with sesame seeds. I had trouble finding them elsewhere in Shanghai other than Yangs so please let me know if you find some here! Haven't looked for them in SGV but that's where I'd start...

            1. re: stardar
              WHills May 17, 2007 03:33 PM

              I think Noodle House on Las Tunas in Arcadia has a good version. It was reviewed by LA Weekly, and has gotten good reviews from the board.

              1. re: stardar
                frugalgourmet May 19, 2007 07:19 PM

                How come no one mentioned shao mei fast food? They have one brach in Monterey Park in the strip mall on S/W corner of Garfield and Garvey while the other is on corner of Valley/Garfield in Alhambra. The Sheng Jian Bao there are comparable to those you will find in Shanghai, at $4.99 per order a good bargain! Chow

                1. re: frugalgourmet
                  Chandavkl May 19, 2007 10:45 PM

                  Yes, and that $4.99 order is an awfully big one. And you can grab their great Taiwanese ice at the same time.

                  1. re: frugalgourmet
                    bfez May 21, 2007 04:51 AM

                    Is that the same as Kang Kang Food Court (seems to be the same location)? I know they have the fried ones there. I'm not a fan of the meat filling though. But the place is cheap, if that's what you're looking for.

                    1. re: bfez
                      frugalgourmet May 21, 2007 02:39 PM

                      No, but the fried pork buns are very juicy when it's hot. The buns are no longer tasty when they're cold.

                      1. re: frugalgourmet
                        eatdrinknbmerry Jun 1, 2007 01:34 AM

                        i agree with frugal. the sheng jian bao at Kang Kang are pretty good. i like their knife-shaved beef noodle soup. i just hate it eating it w/ those cheapy plastic-wrapped chopsticks and plastic 'soup' spoon.

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