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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

13 Comments
  • RON
    November 27, 2006

    I’ve never seen the bling variation of “manapua,” but it seems more encased in a shell than a conventional bun.

  • Chubbypanda
    November 27, 2006

    What if the really hot guy kissed you after taking a bite of the bing?…What’s your opinion of kisses from chubby pandas?*flees*(^_~)- Chubbypanda

  • anonymous
    November 27, 2006

    Badda-Bing…… Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  • elmomonster
    November 27, 2006

    I learn somethin’ new every day! So that’s what a bing is! Now I must have one!

  • Robyn
    November 27, 2006

    Oh god YES I love bings! This is just more evidence that we’re twins.

  • anonymous
    November 27, 2006

    What precisely makes it a bing? Jess

  • Kathy YL Chan
    November 28, 2006

    Hey Ron!I guess a bing is a flattened, pan fried, crisp manapua covered in sesame seeds – quite appealing, no? :)Hey Chubbypanda!If a REALLY hot guy kissed me after a bite of a bing…well I think I could just go without the edible sort of dessert for the evening :)hehe…Hey Kirk!You too! :) Went into a little turkey coma there, but alas, it was yummy!Hey Elmo!Have you seen anything like this within the LA county? I’m willing to drive (or beg someone to drive me) any distance for one!Hey Robyn!Man, you HAVE to been in nyc when I move back. It will be SO MUCH FUN.Hey Jess!It’s sheer awesomeness and nothing else! When do you come home winter?!

  • anonymous
    November 29, 2006

    Wow, I just came upon your site and my mouth is still open! I think I need a pail to catch the drool too. I’m also a college student and thoughts of food consume my life. :)I love your descriptions; I’ll have to live vicariously through them!-Alice

  • anonymous
    November 29, 2006

    I come back on Dec. 16. I don’t know what my parents are thinking but they want me to work :(. We should meet up!

  • anonymous
    November 29, 2006

    The above comment was me. Jess.

  • henrychan888
    November 29, 2006

    ah, i’m on a hunt for some bing in alhambra/monterey park now… i think i’m gonna try shao may.. they should have it. thanks for the inspiration.henry

  • Kathy YL Chan
    December 1, 2006

    Hey Alice!AHHH!!! I will supply the pail, hehe :) Thanks for stopping by, I’m so happy you like the blog! Hey Jess!I get back the 14th – this is my last “official” Christmas break, so I promise you we will do a lot of eating together :) see you soon!Hey Henry!Please let me know if you find any! I’m still mad at myself for not buying any frozen ones to take back to CA! :)

  • May
    August 23, 2007

    Roll & Dough isn’t there anymore! I was so upset to the building empty with the sign “For Lease”. I hope Ting opens up another one soon.

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