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Soup Dumplings (by any other name)

Mike | Feb 6, 2006 02:46 PM

Ate at Mark's Duck House today. I thought that this was a place where someone reported that they served soup dumplings (I could be wrong about that, of course) so I looked for them on the menu. I didn't seen anything by that name so I asked the waiter and the closest he could come was "Dumpling soup" on the soup menu. I asked what was in the dumplings, hoping he'd say "soup" but it was shrimp, which I don't eat because of an allergy.

So I had a dandy bowl of roast pork noodle soup, but I've still never experienced one of the most talked about Chinese specialties around this forum.

If the menu doesn't say "Soup Dumplings" what should I ask for? And where should I ask for it if not at Mark's?

By the way, the "dim sum girls" (see the Gaithersburg thread) at Mark's were really quick on the trigger, but I wasn't in the mood for dim sum. Looked pretty good, though. Did I miss the boat? Do soup dumplings qualify as dim sum? From the description, they might be, and might I have found them if I asked one of the girls with the cards rather than a regular waiter?

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