I'm assuming many of you have eaten at Din Tai Fung in Baldwin Park...they cook and serve the dumplings there in an metal stackable steamer...functionally similar to the bamboo steamer, but instead made of metal.
As a side note, I've kind of given up on the bamboo steamers...they are hard to keep clean and they tend to decay.
I've been searching around for a place to buy the particular ones they use there (either by mail or locally), but I haven't had any luck. And in fact I asked them and they claimed I could buy them at any Chinese cookware store, which is clearly not true.
Is there perhaps a Chinese restaurant supply store that sells them? I've actually wandered around the big one on Alameda (whose name escapes me) and couldn't find them there.