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aviva5675 Oct 8, 2010 09:55 AM

Coming to Portland in 2 weeks for a few days and am feverishly doing my food homework. Dawned on me that there might be a place to get xiao long bao (soup dumplings) somewhere? I'm from outside Chicago and the pickings are slim around here...

Did see a cart Asian Station that might???

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Asian Station Cafe
599 SW 10th Ave, Canby, OR 97013

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    HungFarLow RE: aviva5675 Oct 8, 2010 10:15 AM

    Wong King has soup dumplings the last time I went to dim sum. They were pretty good, but nothing compare to Din Tai Fung in Taiwan though.
    Asian Station food cart was closed a while ago.
    The soup dumplings I've had in the US do not have crab fillings. 8(

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    Asian Station Cafe
    599 SW 10th Ave, Canby, OR 97013

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      turtlchow RE: HungFarLow Jan 30, 2011 10:47 AM

      How could anything in the states, specifically PDX, compare to Din Tai Fung? (Shanghai, Tapei) They are pretty much the best EVER!

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      Nettie RE: aviva5675 Oct 8, 2010 04:02 PM

      See this thread on pfg.org for a detailed discussion: http://portlandfood.org/index.php?/to...

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        midorimonsta RE: aviva5675 Oct 9, 2010 10:48 AM

        The xiao long bao here are not things that I would recommend to visitors. On the northwest coast, Vancouver, BC probably is your best bet for XLB or I would recommend going down to San Francisco or Los Angeles....

        Sorry to disappoint you! There are tons of other good food options in Portland tho...

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          JillO RE: midorimonsta Oct 9, 2010 05:29 PM

          Yep. Ditto.

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            aviva5675 RE: JillO Oct 10, 2010 02:53 PM

            Thats ok, thought Id throw it out there.
            On our list so far are June, Beaker and Flask, maybe Le Pig. Screen Door, food carts...Clyde Common possibly....

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              midorimonsta RE: aviva5675 Oct 10, 2010 06:13 PM

              Your list looks good... although my favorite is Le Pigeon.

              If you're thinking Screen Door for brunch, I would definitely try to line up in front about 15-30 mins before opening. Or else you're in for a 2 hour wait on most weekends.

              If you want something Asian that is good, I think it would be worth it to hit up Pok Pok which is truly spectacular, even if you compare it with the best up and down the West Coast. I just simply haven't seen anyone else do the same.

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              Pok Pok
              3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR

              Le Pigeon
              738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

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            miss.foodie RE: midorimonsta Oct 16, 2010 01:16 AM

            Speaking of XLB on the northwest coast, there's going to be a famous XLB restaurant called Din Tai Fung opening up in the Seattle area soon (Bellevue). This Taiwanese chain is very famous and their Hong Kong location won a michelin star. They have one other location in North America and it's in the Los Angeles area.

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              JillO RE: miss.foodie Oct 16, 2010 03:47 PM

              SO close, and yet....sigh.

              Great handmade noodles at Frank's Noodle House on NE Bway (at 7th Ave) have dulled the pain of no great XLB...but I still miss 'em.

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              ritabwh RE: midorimonsta Mar 3, 2011 10:14 PM

              din tai fung opened in bellevue, wa. most people and reviewers love it. some people complain about it. mixed reviews on the soup dumplings. long lines when they first opened. better now. i have not been to it.

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