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where to buy moo shu wraps?

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.


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

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    mhuang RE: mimi6999 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.

    99 Ranch
    4299 Rosewood Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94588

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: mimi6999 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 RE: mimi6999 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 RE: mimi6999 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 RE: shanghaikid 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 RE: Robert Lauriston 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" .

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                Robert Lauriston RE: shanghaikid 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 RE: Robert Lauriston 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 RE: 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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