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where to buy moo shu wraps?

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mimi6999 Apr 20, 2011 01:23 PM

I'm wondering where I can buy moo shu wrappers like you get at most local Chinese restaurants. Tried one place in Jack London Square - wholesale supplier - but they aren't the same. All I can find are "moc-shu" wraps which I know should work but have a very different texture.

Thanks!

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Jack London Square
70 Washington St # 207, Oakland, CA

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    mhuang Apr 20, 2011 03:47 PM

    I know Wei-Chuan makes some wrappers called Moo Shu Shells, which are fairly thin. Look in the frozen section of Chinese groceries such as Ranch 99 and Marina Foods.

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    99 Ranch
    4299 Rosewood Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94588

    1. Robert Lauriston Apr 20, 2011 03:54 PM

      You mean the pancakes? They're made fresh. I don't think there's any other way to get that texture.

      1. chefj Apr 20, 2011 07:01 PM

        They are not made fresh at all restaurants and are available from a number of Chinese and American producers. As stated above check at Chinese Grocers in the frozen food section.
        Home(fresh made) are much better and are not that difficult http://cookeatshare.com/recipes/moo-s....

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          shanghaikid Apr 20, 2011 07:55 PM

          weichuan is the most well known supplier of moo shu wraps. menlo is also used. some (yet wah) uses flour tortillas. very few make their own.

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            Robert Lauriston Apr 21, 2011 10:08 AM

            Trie, only better restaurants make them fresh, but I think the texture issue mimi6999 is talking about is the difference between the packaged wraps and fresh pancakes.

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              shanghaikid Apr 21, 2011 10:30 AM

              "better" is a relative term. the origin of the chefs and/or owners may give a better clue. doubt many cantonese owners make their own moo shu pancakes or even their own potstickers.

              most, if not all "shandong"-chinese from korea make their own moo shu pancakes and potstickers. shandong people typically operate northern chinese cuisine eateries along with those labeled "mandarin, szechwan and/or beijing" .

              1. re: shanghaikid
                Robert Lauriston Apr 21, 2011 10:46 AM

                I'm not sure what your point is. Mu shu is a northern thing. Freshly made pancakes are better than those weird things that come out of a bag.

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                  shanghaikid Apr 21, 2011 01:09 PM

                  the point: anyone can sell moo shu whatever. only northern cooks will make fresh pancakes. southern cooks (cantonese) won't or can't.

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            mimi6999 Apr 21, 2011 11:44 AM

            Thanks for the recommendations! To add more info, i've had commercial wraps bought in TX that were just like what i typically see in takeout/mid-range places. unfortunately not sold there anymore. the ones i got here in Oakland were not the same. texture/thickness different. i will definitely check out the places recommended below... and i love that people actually took the time to respond - really, really appreciate it!

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