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Frozen Soup Dumplings?

bhoxie Aug 8, 2008 08:54 AM

Anyone know where (if) to get frozen soup dumplings? My sister loves them and I'd like to give her a big bag full. Anyone know where?

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    kobetobiko Aug 8, 2008 09:03 AM

    Hi bhoxie,

    You may need to give up the search. I have tried to find some frozen soup dumplings for many years but there isn't anything that come remotely close to the real fresh ones. The reason is that most of the dumplings in frozen packages have "crackings" on the skin regardless of how thin/thick the skin is, so when you steam them all the juice come out and there is no longer any soup in the dumplings. They also tend to have a "frozen" meat taste in the filling.

    1. scoopG Aug 8, 2008 09:04 AM

      I don't anyone or anyplace that sells them frozen. They do not even hold up all that well to take-out!

      1. Miss Needle Aug 8, 2008 10:17 AM

        Frozen soup dumplings don't hold up well. The skins are too thick, and they tend to break and leak out the soup. I once had soup dumplings that didn't crack. But the amount of soup in the dumplings was pretty negligible to begin with.

        But if you must get them, Deluxe Food Market in Chinatown has them.

        And I also agree with scoop that take-out is terrible for soup dumplings. I tried it once, and all of the soup escaped.

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        1. re: Miss Needle
          fourunder Aug 27, 2008 07:33 PM

          Miss Needle et al.

          An earlier thread indicated Deluxe Food Market is closed....hopefully just temporarily.


          1. re: fourunder
            Miss Needle Aug 28, 2008 10:42 AM

            Yeah, I read about that. I definitely hope it's temporary. Especially with Dynasty closed now, that was a very convenient spot for me.

        2. kelea Aug 8, 2008 10:22 AM

          I've never tried in NY but when I was in LA, some restaurants let you buy the soup dumpling before it's cooked. They aren't frozen....so I don't know how long you'll need to hold them for and if that will be a problem. But maybe you could try asking a restaurant selling them uncooked?

          1. kelea Aug 8, 2008 10:24 AM

            I've never tried this in NYC but i know in LA it was possible to ask a restaurant to sell you the dumpling uncooked. This might be a problem if you are transporting them far though. Don't know how restos might react but it's a possiblity if you have to have them

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              Renguin Aug 8, 2008 11:13 AM

              raw ones would travel fine but basically have to be consumed in a relatively short amt of time. I don't think there is a good solution to longterm storage.

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              bob gaj Aug 27, 2008 06:27 PM

              sun dou, chinatown.

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                KTinNYC Aug 27, 2008 07:25 PM

                Sun Dou is no more and even if they were they never sold soup dumplings. The place that replaced Sun Dou doesn't sell soup dumplings either.

                1. re: KTinNYC
                  scoopG Aug 27, 2008 07:41 PM

                  Sun Dou has been replaced by the Good Dumpling House for months now and they do serve soup dumplings - which are the worst in Chinatown.

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                    KTinNYC Aug 27, 2008 07:53 PM

                    Do they sell them frozen? I stopped by for some frozen pork and cabbage dumplings (bad btw) and I didn't see frozen soup dumplings on the menu.

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                      scoopG Aug 28, 2008 06:50 AM

                      KT - not that I know of.

                      1. re: KTinNYC
                        bob gaj Sep 4, 2008 06:32 PM

                        i got some there - well, i believe that was the shop - about a year ago...


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