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I recently treated our older son, Zack, to a trip to New York for his 24th birthday. While there were lots of things we wanted to see during our visit, such as the Met Cloisters, what we wanted to do most was eat.

We returned to Joe’s Shanghai in Chinatown for xiao long bao, the steamy soup dumplings we loved so much during Zack’s last visit to New York six years ago. We beat the crowd to Katz’s Delicatessen for an early lunch of pastrami on rye and matzo ball soup. …

Angela Ballard

Food and folklore from my travels to over 100 countries.

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