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Sarah DiGregorio, one of our favorite food writers, highlights a gem in Chinatown.  As she describes it, “Styrofoam dishes of these jiggly snacks.   The treats seem to be steamed glutinous rice cakes, similar to Vietnamese banh beo. Each bowl contains a handful of the sticky white discs, topped with dried shrimp and scallions, a bit like Jell-o salad for adults. They go for just $1 and make a satisfying lunch, especially squirted with a bit of Sriracha.”

So you can enjoy them too, the vendor in question is on the south side of Grand Street between the Bowery and Elizabeth – and she has zongzi too. [Village Voice]