My best friends and I had a goodbye dinner last night as two out of three of us are going back to school within the next 48 hours. We went to a local Asian restaurant (they have Chinese cuisine, Thai cuisine, etc.) and I was so excited to try their dumplings. We’ve been multiple times before but it was the first time I paid particular attention to their dumpling menu.
B A C K G R O U N D I N F O : I’ve been dumpling obsessed for the past few months.
I was really tempted to get both the steamed pork soup buns and the steamed shrimp shumai, but I knew that was a bit ambitious so I decided on the pork soup buns. I traveled through China for a month almost three years ago and that’s where I was first introduced to the concept of soup dumplings. Soup INSIDE of a dumpling. How cool? Along with my soup dumplings I ordered a side of sautéed mixed vegetables (yum).
T I P : When tackling soup dumplings, bite a small hole into the dumpling and sip the soup inside. Once the soup is done, then eat the dumpling. If you try and take a normal bite IT WILL be a mess.
We finished off the night by chatting in Barnes and Nobles until our parking meters were up. You know you’re in good company when you’re rushing to the car at the last minute in hopes of not getting a ticket.
Heather: “I parked next to you because I thought it would be cute.”
Dumplings and lifelong friends. What could be better?