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Feb 23, 2012 01:27 PM

Fish Skin Won Ton At Union Buffet in West Los Angeles (But No Fuzhou Fish Balls)

Those of you following multiple geographic boards know that Chinese noodles and dumpling wrappers made partially out of fish flour are a rare commodity, but which can also turn up anywhere. They've been seen at Zhang's Family Garden locations in Manhattan Chinatown and Orlando, a couple other places in Manhattan, Ivy's Deli in Austin, TX, one sighting by another hound in the Baltimore area, and locally at Osaka Buffet in Hacienda Heights. While making my weekly visit to Union Buffet in West Los Angeles I noticed that the Fuzhou fish ball soup was gone, replaced by wonton soup with the wontons in a stiff looking wrapper. Sure enough, it's the same elastic, chewy, fishy wrapper made with fish flour. This has to be the most unlikely sighting of all.

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    1. re: Ciao Bob

      I think they're fine. But the skin is, a little, uh, fishy, which might not set well with the typical West LA diner.

    2. No wonton today, just Fuzhou fish balls. Apparently the fish flour won ton is not a regular item there, served only when fish balls are not available.