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Peking ravioli

I was so confused when I first saw these here. (At Mary Chung, in fact.) I correctly guessed what they must be, from the name and the lack of anything else called potstickers.

Unrelatedly, I think I only ever heard 'potstickers' after going to college. Growing up, our 'Chinese' food was mostly Mongolian House in Uptown, and we'd order what I remember phonetically as "kwah teh", or maybe "gwa teh". (Also, princess prawns, which I've never seen since. :( )

Unrelatedly, my parents insisted on referring to the nearby high school, Von Steuben, as "Fon Stoyben", not "Von Stewben".

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thomasyan
Mar. 27th, 2016 01:26 pm (UTC)
When I first saw Peking ravioli on menus, I was also initially confused.

About pronunciation, at least in Mandarin: I'd expect the vowel in "gwa" to be like the one in "the", and there to be the "y" in "yes" in "teh", so something more like "tyeh". The literal translation is "pot stick".
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