Another Northern style dumpling spot in the Convoy area from Mainlanders.
Typical array of dumplings, though there are more beef dumplings than one would typically find. The dumplings we tried (pork with green onion, and the pork shrimp with chives) were fine, skins were good enough with enough “Q” to show a good deft of hand with the rolling pin.
But the real gem here is the braised pork steamed buns. Yes, braised pork (pulled shank meat mostly), in a very Shanghainese red style braise prep, stuffed into a typical steamed bun. How best to describe this? Imagine if you ordered DongPo Pork, and then encased it in a hollowed out steamed mantou. This is some seriously good stuff. Maybe it’s the novelty, but no matter, still good.
The other interesting item was a Chinese version of beef pot pie, which was basically braised beef shank in a puff pastry shell. This was not as successful. Something about the butter clashed with the soy sauce based beef.
Good crowd on a Sunday.
3860 Convoy St