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Mar 13, 2008 11:56 AM

Soup Dumplings in Phoenix?

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

      1. 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. 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

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

              1. re: Chandavkl

                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

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