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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Don't Hate the Player...

The foodieverse is aflame over the announcement of the Vendy Award finalists. More correctly, the foodieverse is aflame over the inclusion of the Rickshaw Dumpling truck in the Vendy Award finalists.

No one is wrong in saying that, at $6 for 5, their dumplings are the most expensive, anemic travesty of a dumpling ever sold, and that they can't be mentioned in the same breath as the most apathetic place in Chinatown or Flushing. In my opinion, they are barely a step above the frozen gyoza from Japanese groceries. (And no offense to the Japanese, but the Chinese jiaozi kicks gyoza ass.)

Hell, I can make better dumplings with these diluted ABC hands tied behind my back.

But I don't have a Warholesque food truck with a chinky-subversive name and puns galore ("Who's your EDAMAME?!"), and neither do any of the authentics in Chinatown or Flushing.

So I am more bemused than outraged by the legions that voted for Rickshaw Dumpling in this popularity contest, 'cuz this is clearly a case of roundeyes getting HOSED. And I kind of have to give props to Kenny Lao for that.


  1. I said it before, and I'll say it again: Richaw is to Dumplings as Chipotle is to Mexican.

    It will be a travesty if they win. But haven't there been Vendy Award upsets in the past?

  2. I was once FORCED to eat Rickshaw dumplings... an individual who'll remain unnamed just couldn't stomach dumplings in chinatown!?! Never again.

  3. My comment stands, but you make it sound like someone shoved the dumplings down your throat. Although, the process of deciding on a place was a huge pain in the ass; I would have much preferred Chinatown.

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