soup dumplings


April 7, 2017

The Umami Reader: Here’s How You Shouldn’t Eat Soup Dumplings

by Sarah Han

Photo by Kayoko Akabori

– Oy vey, Time Out London got some people down in the dumps about a recent video on Xiao Long Bao, or soup dumplings.

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September 30, 2016

The Umami Reader: Pork Bun vs. Typhoon. Pork Bun ALWAYS WINS

by Sarah Han

ChiangYing-ying_AP

A 53-year-old Taiwanese woman won the hearts of food lovers around the world this week when she decided, “Typhoon and broken umbrella, be damned – I’m eating this pork bun!” Associated Press photographer Chiang Ying-ying captured the woman, a fruit stand owner, eating her pork bun in the midst of Typhoon Megi, a powerful storm that rocked Taipei on Tuesday, killing four people and injuring more than 250 people.

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