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#171146 Danwei Canting

Posted by jafar on 17 July 2017 - 04:48 PM in Restaurants in Portland

Danwei is ramping up a kind of oll-in-one night market on Saturday nights in an effort to recreate the feeling of a night in Beijing. After 10pm on Saturdays (while the dinner weather lasts) they open on the patio with a jianbing cart, a charcoal brazier for roasting vast quantities of cumin and cayenne dusted lamb kebabs (to be consumed with Yanjing beer). I've also heard they've imported a shengjianbao cart from China.... sjb are essentially a soup "dumpling" that's pan fried. Pan fried xlb? No, sjb! And now for the didactic portion. Xlb technically are not dumplings. They are baozi, or buns. Chinese people define whether something is a dumpling or a bun based not on whether the outer membrane is a noodle or bread, but rather by the shape. So any time you see a round thing with a twist at the top, be it xlb or sjb, it's a bun. : The term."soup dumplings" to describe xlb is therefore most inaccurate. Mr Taster


We finally made it there yesterday.   Enjoyed the lamb skewer, the special crab and pork dumplings and the cauliflower.   The special dumplings were a lot more flavorful than the regular green lamb dumplings.  


The cart was sitting out front.

#171105 Danwei Canting

Posted by jafar on 08 May 2017 - 04:06 PM in Restaurants in Portland

We're looking forward to trying this, didn't quite make it happen this past weekend. Hopefully it just means they'll be better when we make it.

#170984 Thillist Article 12/30/16

Posted by jafar on 22 January 2017 - 07:55 PM in Food Media, Entertainment & News

Damn, I had a kid and have been paying a lot less attention to restaurants.  I'd hoped this would all still be here when I came back :(

#170869 Rally Pizza, 8070 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver (360) 524-9000

Posted by jafar on 04 October 2016 - 11:09 AM in Restaurants in Portland

Jafar, do you have any guesses why they chose there versus farther east toward the nicer houses?

Easy access from I-205?   I'd prefer it further East, but unlike downtown Vancouver, is significantly more convenient than going to Portland.

#170840 Rally Pizza, 8070 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver (360) 524-9000

Posted by jafar on 28 September 2016 - 04:46 PM in Restaurants in Portland

My understanding is that they open today.  I'm excited.   We don't many good options over here.