The glutinous wrapper of this dumpling ($1) was dyed green, perhaps by mugwort, and the filling might have been shredded daikon, though it had been sweetened beyond easy recognition. A set of nearly identical green dumplings from the same table, filled with sticky rice, each sported a red dot; the dumpling shown here in biteaway view was unmarked. Both types of dumplings may belong to a broad category of Hakka snacks called aiban. Can any Eating In Translation reader tell us more?
Also shown: a skinny peanut-studded zongzi ($1).
Yummy Yummy Bakery
35 East Broadway (Catherine-Market Sts.), Manhattan