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Ask The Food Lab: How Can I Get My Dumplings Extra Crispy?

J. Kenji López-Alt 8 comments

I just got back from Taiwan where I think I ate at Ding Tai Fung three or four times. Their guo tie are amazing and they have this crispy film along the bottom that connects them, any idea how they do that? More

10 Steamed and Boiled Dumpling Destinations in Seattle

Jay Friedman 2 comments

I love Asian dumplings of all types, but after having more than my fair share of the fried type, I'm looking to go less oily (and more healthy) in trying some steamed and boiled dumplings in the Seattle area. Here are my 10 favorites. More

Is Din Tai Fung the Gold Standard For Soup Dumplings?

J. Kenji López-Alt 31 comments

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a dumpling? If you've been to a Din Tai Fung, the Taiwan-based dumpling and noodle chain famous for their xiao long bao (steamed soup-filled dumplings), chances are you've waited at least an hour. Can these soup-filled tiny little buns live up to their reputation? More

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