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Jun 5, 2012 12:01 PM

Vegetarian Soup Dumplings

Do you know where to find vegetarian soup dumplings? Years ago there were a few Shanghai restaurants that had them, but no more.

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  1. Canteen 82 on Columbus between 82 & 83.
    I enjoy their vegetarian soup dumplings very much. I've never had "real" ones so I can't compare. But they look similar, have some broth inside, and are served with spoons just like the "real" ones. The filling is greens.

    1. I walked past Plump Dumpling on St. Mark's the other day and noticed the menu had something called a "surprise" dumpling - 1 vegetarian and 1 non-vegetarian version. The description (which the online menu lacks) made it sound like a soup dumpling. I haven't tried it yet, but next time I'm in the neighborhood I definitely plan to. If you get there first, please report back.

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      1. re: small h

        None of the other dumplings on the menu are soup dumplings (which to purists, aren't even dumplings, making the term soup dumpling rather unfortunate), so I suspect not.

        1. re: Chandavkl

          You are correct, only the "surprise" dumpling is a soup dumpling. And I swear to you, I was not hallucinating. Here are some posts in support of my claim (the last one refers to the vegan soup dumpling):