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