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What's on top of White Bear's Spicy Wontons?

ZenFoodist Jul 27, 2010 05:41 PM

Chili oil, Pickled turnip? Mustard greens? Scallions for sure and what is the blackish powder?

The actual recipe request is on the home cokking boards, b/c a similar post was removed.

Many Thanks,

White Bear
135-02 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11354

  1. chefj Jul 27, 2010 06:29 PM

    From the photos I would say that the stuff that you think might be sumac is in fact toasted chili from the chili oil.

    1. killatofu Jul 28, 2010 05:32 PM

      I wish I knew! I freakin love those wontons. I meant to get some for lunch today...

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      1. re: killatofu
        ZenFoodist Jul 29, 2010 06:58 AM

        I'm certain it is a pickled veggie. I think it might be pickled mustard greens, DEFINITELY scallions, chili oil. It's the powder I am most curious about. Maybe Chefj is right. It could be the the dregs from the bottom of the chili oil...I am there all the time and will ask the owners.

        1. re: ZenFoodist
          chefj Jul 29, 2010 04:36 PM

          You may be right it looks like 榨菜 Zha cai finely chopped or may be more likley 天津冬菜 Tianjin preserved vegetable which is use in the four flavor string bean dish also.

      2. chefjellynow Aug 6, 2010 02:37 PM

        the powder is Chinese peppercorn, the tingly stuff

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        1. re: chefjellynow
          chefj Aug 6, 2010 05:51 PM

          Interesting. round here there is never Sichuan Pepper with the Red Oil Won Tons ( 红油抄手)

          1. re: chefj
            chefjellynow Aug 6, 2010 06:33 PM

            a year or so I asked and i thought thats what he said, the tall guy owner i suppose. i guess culda misunderstood him tho :)

            1. re: chefjellynow
              chefj Aug 6, 2010 06:50 PM

              Just wondering. I am in SF bay area so I have no first had experience with White Bear.

              White Bear
              135-02 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11354

              1. re: chefj
                chefjellynow Aug 6, 2010 06:52 PM

                this is the dumplings that the OP is re: to i believe...( yes im a picture taker...loads of them, took 30 min to find this one LOL)

                1. re: chefjellynow
                  chefj Aug 6, 2010 07:00 PM

                  Thanks,I saw that higher up in the post.
                  You could be right. You would be sure to feel the Ma (numbing effect ) if it is Sichuan Pepper. if not I would think that it is the toasted chili from making the Hot Oil.

                  1. re: chefj
                    ZenFoodist Aug 13, 2010 07:18 AM

                    Definitely not ma la...no numbing whatsoever. I'm eating them now actually ;)

                    1. re: ZenFoodist
                      chefj Aug 13, 2010 04:44 PM

                      In that case it is definitely not Szechuan pepper(prickly ash).

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