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Chive boxes in Vancouver?

im_hungry Jul 28, 2008 08:36 PM

I was at Peaceful this weekend and tried some of their chive boxes (jiu cai he). They weren't the best I've had, but they satisfied a craving. I used to get my chive boxes at this little dive in Chinatown, but they closed down because the owner left Vancouver, and I haven't found a replacement supplier! I guess I can always check out Crystal Mall to see if they have any frozen ones, but I'd prefer ready made ones. Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!

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  1. grayelf RE: im_hungry Jul 28, 2008 09:25 PM

    i_h, I'm not au fait with the correct nomenclature. Are you referring to the pastry covered glass noodle and chive tasties served in dim summy form? If so, I've had a good version at whatever they're calling the noodle place in Marpole next to the CIBC. Legendary Noodle also has one that doesn't have noodles, and (it's been a while but) I think Long's has a version... if we're talking about the same thing.

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      im_hungry RE: grayelf Jul 28, 2008 09:33 PM

      It looks like a flat, semi-circle shaped dumpling, about 4 inches long along the bottom and half an inch thick, stuffed with chopped up bits of scrambled egg, chive and glass noodles. It's usually served pan fried on each side. Sounding familiar?

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        yen RE: im_hungry Jul 28, 2008 09:46 PM

        I think the filling depends on what cuisine, and where you're getting them from. The one's im used to are filled with pork and chives. Really yummy though!

      2. re: grayelf
        fmed RE: grayelf Jul 28, 2008 09:40 PM

        I was going to mention Long's. I'm not an aficionado so I haven't sought out finest in town. I recall Chen's has it too.

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          im_hungry RE: fmed Jul 28, 2008 09:59 PM

          What!? Since when are you not an aficionado of all things Chinese!?

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            fmed RE: im_hungry Jul 28, 2008 10:24 PM

            I have to pick my battles. Chinese food is vast.

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            fmed RE: fmed Jul 28, 2008 10:29 PM

            These right?

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              im_hungry RE: fmed Jul 28, 2008 10:59 PM

              Yeah!!! Those are exactly it! Thanks for the pic :-) It's much more effective than my flat, semi-circle, dumpling-like explanation.

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                grayelf RE: im_hungry Jul 29, 2008 08:03 AM

                Them's the ones! The biggest version was at the place in Marpole (not The Place, although they may have them too). The one's at Legendary are smaller and IIRC noodle free. I can only order these when my dad's dining with us as no one else but me likes that much chive (doh) but they are a favourite.

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