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Mar 1, 2008 07:31 AM

wrapped in seaweed

While walking around Chinatown a few months ago, I stopped in somewhere and ordered an item that had a non discript filling wrapped in rice and than wrapped in seaweed, and steamed, kinda of like a dolma only large. I found this once in Queens Chinatown also, but have never been able to find it again.. Does anybody know #1 what is this called, and #2 where can I get this. It's a great street munchie. Any help would be great.

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  1. Can you describe the size of these rolls more? Were they sushi maki roll sized, or the size of an entire sheet of nori seaweed rolled up (about 6" long)?

    1. Are you sure it was seaweed and not lotus leaf? Seaweed is not usually steamed because it is supposed to be crunchy. If it was indeed lotus leaf then it was either the Cantonese dim sum with glutinous rice filled with chicken or pork and mushrooms, etc, and wrapped in lotus leaf, or it is the zhong zi which was more of a shanghaiese snack wrapped in the long leaf and with string attached.

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      1. re: kobetobiko

        I was wrong, it must of been a lotus leaf or something and not seaweed and did have string wrapped around it. I can't find it anywhere, any suggestions?