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"Meetpie" in Richmond - what is this really called?

YVRChow | Jul 19, 2012 04:02 PM

Yes, meetpie. Not meatpie. That's what the few words of English on the menu said at Red Lantern.

This stall, which is just a few down from O'Tray, looked promising from the front. I worked my way through the menu and settled upon the "meetpie" for a reasonable $6. The owner seemed to think it was a good choice and told me it would take 10 minutes to make.

After precisely 10 minutes the bell rang and picked up my meetpie. It was a large one, completely filling the large plate. It came with a side dipping dish of vinegar.

The piping hot crust itself had a nice chew, was crisped up nicely, and was filled with a flattened out version of a typical xiao long bao filling - minced pork with a hint of ginger and green onions - and a LOT of juice. The meat was moist, well seasoned, and delicious. The vinegar really highlighted the flavours nicely. The crust soaked up the juices from the plate and made this all around a very good dish.

I'd love to know the name of this dish, as it was the first time I've had one quite like it, and somehow I don't think it is called "meetpie!"

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