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Joe’s Shanghai Midtown NY – Soup Dumplings / Xiao Long Bao – No Cardboard Stuffed Dumplings here! – Plate Of The Day
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Joe’s Shanghai Midtown NY – Soup Dumplings / Xiao Long Bao – No Cardboard Stuffed Dumplings here!

July 16, 2007

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Joe’s Shanghai Midtown NY – Soup Dumplings / Xiao Long Bao
No Cardboard Stuffed Dumplings here!

24 W 56th Street
NY, NY
Tel: 212-333-3868

So did you hear about the street vendor in Beijing that was caught stuffing baozi with cardboard ? Here’s a link to the Cardboard Stuffed Dumplings on CNN. Apparently the man took cardboard, used a caustic chemical to melt it down into a pulp then added some fatty pork and stuffed them into dumplings and sold them to unwitting customers! This is horrible. I love the street food of Beijing and when I lived out there a few years ago, I would often eat these dumplings several times a week .. Guess I have to think twice now. Who knows what’s next after the cardboard?
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Anyhow, here in good old Midtown NY you can enjoy Cardboard-Free dumplings at Joe’s Shanghai. Yes, the same Joe’s Shanghai that you’ll find down on Pell Street that is over run with tourists (here in the midtown location, you don’t have that probelm). I wrote about the xiao long bao / soup dumplings last month when I reviewed Grand Sichuan, I would say the difference between the two restaurants is well, Joe’s soup dumplings are a bit more soupier. Also the crab meat dumplings are a bit richer. Either way, I would recommend either Grand Sichuan or Joe’s Shanghai. Enjoy!

*** Ok, so now I just got updates that the Cardboard Stuffed Dumplings story was a hoax. : http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/07/18/china.health.fake.reut/index.html Is it really a hoax by a reporter trying to capitalize on the Cardboard Stuffed Dumplings story or is it now a Chinese Government cover up? Interesting.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Jo July 20, 2007 at 10:39 am

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/07/18/china.health.fake.reut/index.html

    China reporter held over cardboard-in-buns story

    BEIJING, China (Reuters) — Beijing police have detained a television reporter for allegedly fabricating an investigative story about steamed buns stuffed with cardboard at a time when China’s food safety is under intense international scrutiny.

  • Reply Michelle July 22, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Hi, apparently the cardboard in buns news story had been faked, according to the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/6909745.stm. But in any case, yes, Joe’s is always a great alternative. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jake July 23, 2007 at 6:04 am

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/07/18/china.health.fake.reut/index.html
    Either the cardboard thing is a fake or… a this is a government cover up. You decide.

    I love the soup dumplings. I will have to try the midtown location. The chinatown Joe’s location sucks. It is always a ridiculous wait. The food is good, but it is kind of silly. I need to find some other good places to get soup dumplings, hopefully midtown is better.

  • Reply John July 23, 2007 at 6:05 am

    Actually, that story about the cardboard baozi was a fake, and the reporter is in a lot of trouble with the Chinese government.

    But I do love Joe’s Shanghai, I go to the Flushing location all the time!

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