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Aug 2, 2007 11:19 AM

Looking for a specific Dim Sum (Shrimp w/chives)

In a medium thick skin, they are round and look like a green hockey puck. I would like to get them pre-made and frozen if possible, but would get them "to go" prepared as well.

My neighbor adopted a young girl from China last month and this is her favorite food item. Her new mom and I have looked around the Manchester NH area and have come up empty handed. If anyone can help us it would be greatly appreciated, I would love to get a large amount of them for her freezer if I can, so she can enjoy them as much as she would like.

Thank you in advance.

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  1. kind of like these? (though these skins are a little thick..)
    these are my favorites and I had never seen them at dim sum in Boston until a recent visit to Hei La Moon. I usually hit up my favorite NYC spot for these dreamy little guys.

    1. I've never seend these in the frozen food section. Best bet is to drive down to Boston's Chinatown (China Pearl or Hei La Moon would be good choices) and take them home for freezing.

      1. I would try Chau Chow in Dorchester. They have the dim sum carts daily from 9am - 3pm. I bet they have what you want.

        1. Sounds like you are looking for something prepared. My best suggestion is to try the Super 88 in Boston, the one on Essex St has the best frozen dumpling section:

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          1. re: janeer

            I've often bought them frozen at the Super88 in Allston. I've also gotten them for dim sum at Chau Chow Cuty and Hei La Moon. For a decadent take on them, they actually deep fry them at Khao Sarn, in Brookline., Man, are they good!

            1. re: galleygirl

              deep fried at Khao Sarn? What is the dish called?

              I've never seen them at Chau Chow for dim sum, but granted I've only been there 3 or 4 times. I am ALWAYS on the lookout for the green ones! :-)

              1. re: MB fka MB

                I believe they call them vegetable dumplings on the appetizer section....Do you mean green on the outside? They are a rice flour (white)dough, I believe, with chives inside...

                1. re: galleygirl

                  not green on the outside - just bright green through the skins. I'm ready to head over to Khao Sarn today!

                  1. re: MB fka MB

                    Galleygirl is right. They are great there. Although I'm not remembering deep fried, more like shallow fried to just crisp them up. Please report back once you try them.

                    1. re: yumyum

                      Oh, we'd like to _think_ they were shallow fried..... ;)

          2. Jiu-cai xia-jiao, if you're describing what I'm thinking of. There's another variant served up at Chinese New Year called fa-cai xia-jiao (the fa-cai is another green veg whose name is a homonym for half of the standard New Year's greeting, and means make lots of money!). Anyway, chive and shrimp dumplings are standard issue at Emperor's Garden on Washington Street and Hei La Moon.