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Soup dumpling confusion

jgg13 | Aug 9, 2007 10:46 AM

Several years ago I ate with some friends in NYC chinatown named Shanghai Joe or something like that. I was given "soup dumplings", which quite literally were dumplings filled with soup.

Now, since then I've read various threads here about XLB and they sound like they should be the same thing (since people refer to them as 'soup dumplings'). I've had them @ Mary Chungs (under the guise of 'small steamer buns' or whatever it is) as well as Hei La Moon. In both cases, the XLB was more like a "really juicy meat dumpling" in that the filling was mostly meat permeated w/ a soupy broth.

So is what I had in NYC also XLB? Are these just variations on a theme? And either way, is there somewhere here in Boston that I can get what I had in NYC? I've seen the usual names in the various XLB threads, but curious if my experience there will be like what I had at MC & HLM or what I had in NYC

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