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By Steven Li on 2006-11-26

November 26, 2006

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Oh my god! I love the bing lady! This is good, I kid you not! At first I thought Roll & Dough would be some West Village knockoff of a Chinese bake shop, but noooo, this is better than anything I’ve eaten in Chinatown. It’s the bing!
What is q Bing? Read here. It’s magnificent, I don’t even know where to start. I had the Spicy Beef Bing (ordinarily priced at $1.95, but only $1 for NYU students and hehe, I still have my NYU ID :). I bit into it and I swear, it was better than getting a kiss from the hottest guy in the world. Not that I’ve had that opportunity yet, but you get the idea. A crusty hot shell of a dough protectively hugged a juicy mound of fiery beef dripping juices. The savory dripped soaked into the bun, and god, it was glorious. I wish had enough money to buy every single person in the world a hot bing because, then, we would all be blissfully happy for eternity.

A hot batch of veggie bings just came out as I finished the beef and man, whoever can resist purchasing one is simply not worthy…of what? I’m sorry, I have no idea. Of eating a bing I suppose. Man, these are incredible! The veggie version is stuffed with long rice, mushrooms and cabbage. Gah, they were steaming hot, the outside bun grilled crisp and laced with a never ending sprinkles of sesame seed.

Upon purchasing the veggie bing, the owner Elizabeth Ting saw my extreme excitement and enamor over her bings that she insisted I try her sticky rice rolls, “it’s on the house.” The roll was filled with a snack I grew up eating: dried shredded pork, translated into “yook sung,” – I think that’s how you spell it. It was skimpy on the filling and doesn’t come nearly close to the ones you find on the streets of Shanghai. The rolls there are filled with the most wonderful assortment of onions, pork, salted egg, sigh. I’m getting hungry again. Anyways, if you’re not heading for China anytime soon, make sure you get a bing. It’s even cheaper than the McDonalds across the street.

Roll & Dough
135 W. 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 253-2871



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