Xiao Long Bao Thread

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    NYTimes reviews a very promising new XLB place:
    Balanced Soup Dumplings, and Much More, at 3 Times https://nyti.ms/2Sk8vam
     
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    For those who knew that place on Sawtelle or Beverly Grove: ROC is no longer ... :(
     
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    Last time I went, it wasn't that good. They've gone downhill. Tsujita near that spot is overrated for ramen - I think they try to hard to be authentic - although I've heard that their Annex across the street is better for ramen.

    There is a new spot near where I live in Westlake called eLoong Dumplings. It's quite passable, good enough that I will go there.
     
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    ROC had great meat dishes. Their Three Cup Chicken was really good. So was the garlic shrimp one.

    We have DTF nearby so not all is lost.
     
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    My favorite place for XLB was New Green Bo in Chinatown NYC, b/t Queen and Bayard in the '00s. Too bad they changed ownership a several years ago. I haven't found any back home on the west coast to match the above. And yes, DTF pales in comparison.
     
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    I've more or less given up hope for stellar XLB in South and Central OC. Last year, I made a point of trying most places that serve XLB at least 2x and more or less felt that each one was OK. Add in that each place was not perfectly consistent - a 6/10 one day may be 4/10 another and vice versa (except for DTF at South Coast Plaza, consistently 6/10 but long lines etc...). In short, for OC just go to whatever is convenient. This is not to say the other food at each location wasn't any good.

    Have yet to try MrsBean Jianbing (by 5 and 22 intersection) and will be trying ja jiaozhi pretty soon.
     

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