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Sep 13, 2011 05:15 PM

Gui Chai (Thai chive dumplings) in LA?

Ever since returning from Thailand a few months ago, I've been searching for these delicious little doughy cakes stuffed with chive and green garlic here in LA, but haven't found anything like them. It's a Thai dish that is also know as Chinese chive dumplings or Gui Chai Ga Tiam. Anyone have any leads?


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  1. Perhaps it is similar to the jiu cai/gow choy dumplings that are found in many restaurants that serve dumplings? They are also referred to as "garlic chive" dumplings in English.

    1. definitely available @ krua thai.

      1. You can buy a frozen one at Lax-C market in LA. It is a wholesale market but anyone can shop there. A lot of Thai restaurant buy Gu Chai Gui from there and sell them at their restaurant. You can pan fried or steam them. But it taste better with pan fried. The taste will be very close or almost like what you get in Thailand.

        1100 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA

        Chai Cafe
        3646 S Nogales St, West Covina, CA 91792

        1. Samnaluang has a decent version, and Rod Ded has *awesome* ones.