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Soup Dumplings in Phoenix?

turophile Mar 13, 2008 11:56 AM

This might be a long shot, but does anyone know of a place in the Phoenix metro area that serves xiao long bao?

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  1. ipsedixit RE: turophile Mar 13, 2008 01:39 PM

    Good luck. Be easier to find an ice maker in the arctic than decent xlb in Phoenix.

    You can get some frozen ones at the Ranch Market at COFCO.

    1. Firenza00 RE: turophile Mar 13, 2008 02:39 PM

      I think there was a thread about this last year at some point. You might want to try a search of this thread.

      1. Chandavkl RE: turophile Mar 13, 2008 04:55 PM

        Shanghai Palace seems to have it on their menu. I think this is one of the restaurants on the two menu system, though it's the regular menu that seems to list it.


        1. Chandavkl RE: turophile Mar 13, 2008 10:27 PM

          Actually Lao Ching Hing in the Chinese Cultural Center also has XLB. It's on the Chinese menu only. However as Ipsedixit warns, it's not going to compare to what you might have had in LA, SF or NY. Also if you like other types of Chinese dumplings there's Lily Bowl in Gilbert.

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          1. re: Chandavkl
            kittyfood RE: Chandavkl Mar 14, 2008 06:40 AM

            Please tell us more about Lily Bowl -- a google search turned up only flower shops. We love Chinese dumplings.

            1. re: kittyfood
              Chandavkl RE: kittyfood Mar 14, 2008 09:08 AM

              Let me know if they're still around.


              1. re: Chandavkl
                hohokam RE: Chandavkl Mar 14, 2008 09:44 AM

                If the location is on West Warner, then it looks like the space is/was(?) occupied by a place called "Wei's Chinese Bistro".



                1. re: hohokam
                  Chandavkl RE: hohokam Mar 14, 2008 12:34 PM

                  Yes, Lily Bowl did replace an Americanized Chinese restaurant and even continued to use the predecessor's menu (presumably Wei's) too.

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