Year of the Takeout Day 83: One Stop Natural's Hunan Dumplings
Happy Saturday, Year of the Takeout readers!
Today, we bring you One Stop Natural's Hunan dumplings.
With this entry, we also bring you a pic snapped with Photo Booth, which we apologize for, but our camera is MIA and probably under a pile of laundry or takeout menus. (Oy!)
Anyway, items from this company can be found both at indie groceries and chains throughout New York City, and represent a wide range of Asian-inspired foods.
Some of the dishes are better than others, but the Hunan dumplings seem to be a pretty solid vegetarian pick, even though there's nothing particularly Hunan about them.
In fact, dumplings from the province prepped for Western palates often come pork-filled and with a side of peanut sauce.
One Stop's soft pouches contain plentiful bok choy, baby cabbage, carrot, mushrooms seasoned with garlic, cilantro, and parsley, and you can get a two-serving container for about five bucks, depending on the grocery.
A squirt of sriracha greatly enhances these flavors -- more so than simple soy or dumpling sauce.
Just know that the noodle wrappers can feel a bit chewy at times.
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